Fuel savings and noise reduction

08 Mar 2017
Kalmar reachstackers deliver fuel savings and noise reduction for GVT

Kalmar reachstackers deliver fuel savings and noise reduction for GVT

Kalmar has delivered five new green Kalmar Gloria reachstackers to Barge Terminal Tilburg (BTT) in the Netherlands.

It comprises five new reachstackers, four of which feature Kalmar K-Motion technology. The fifth machine will be used for barge handling at the Weert inland terminal.

Kalmar K-Motion enables significant reductions in fuel and exhaust, and minimises noise through both the innovative drivetrain and through an optimised hydraulic system.

Wil Versteijnen, managing director of BTT, said: "In addition to offering fast payback through fuel savings, Kalmar's K-Motion technology significantly reduces the noise generated by reachstacker operations.”

He added: “This is particularly important for us as many of our inland terminals are close to residential areas. Reduced fuel consumption also means lower emission levels, which supports our vision for more environmentally friendly intermodal cargo handling operations."

The reachstackers will also be equipped with Kalmar SmartFleet, which provides operational insights reports and KPIs through remote monitoring.

Booked into Cargotec's fourth quarter, the order highlights the company’s continued co-operation with GVT Group and Logistics.

“Kalmar K-Motion technology has been developed as a result of listening closely to the needs of our customers. It offers the latest in smart programming and proven transmission technology, and will support BTT in its goal to cut both noise emissions and fuel consumption,” concluded Alf-Gunnar Karlgren, director sales and marketing counterbalanced equipment.

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