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Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam orders 10 Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers

Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam orders 10 Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers
The straddles will be delivered later this year

Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam has ordered 10 hybrid straddle carriers from Kalmar for its ECT Delta terminal in Rotterdam.

The order was booked in Cargotec’s, Kalmar’s parent company, 2021 first quarter intake and the equipment are expected to be delivered during the third quarter.

Mikko Mononen, VP sales, EMEIA at Kalmar, said: “It is a great honour to welcome ECT as a Kalmar customer and deliver our first hybrid straddle carriers in the Netherlands.

“This order further demonstrates the confidence that the market has in our proven hybrid technology and reflects the commitment from operators to work towards a more sustainable future for cargo handling.”

Compared to traditional diesel-powered machines, Kalmar’s hybrid straddle carriers significantly reduces both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Hybrid machines also generate much less noise than their diesel counterparts.

Kalmar’s hybrid machine features a maintenance-free regenerative energy system that converts braking and spreader lowering energy into electrical power and stores it in an on-board lithium-ion battery system.

Hutchison Ports ECT Delta is located on the North Sea coast of Rotterdam and is one of Europe’s largest container terminals.

It benefits from frequent connections with more than 100 ports across Europe, Asia, and North Africa and is capable of handling the latest generation of ultra-large container vessels.

ECT Delta uses its fleet of straddle carriers for the horizontal transportation on the landside, for loading and unloading trucks.