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Maher Terminals orders 42 straddle carriers for New Jersey terminal

Maher Terminals orders 42 straddle carriers for New Jersey terminal
Delivery is scheduled for Q3 2021

Maher Terminals has ordered 42 next-generation electric (NGE) straddle carriers from Kalmar for use at its container terminal in New Jersey.

The new units form part of Maher’s fleet renewal programme and will bring the total number of Kalmar straddle carriers in current operation by Maher Terminals to close to 250.

The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q4 2020 intake with delivery scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

Lou Allora, vice-president and general manager of engineering services, Maher Terminals: “We appreciate the proactive service we receive from the Kalmar team when addressing service and warranty issues, which ensures we can continue to provide our customers with the highest possible level of service.”

The straddle carriers will have a 50-tonne twin-lift capacity and will feature a range of customer-specific options jointly developed as part of the Finnish manufacturer’s cooperation with Maher.

They will have a stacking height of four-high and feature ‘robust’ mobile drives, which can lead to significant increases in reliability and uptime according to Kalmar.