Kalmar sets emissions benchmark
Kalmar’s hybrid straddle carriers, delivered to MSC Home Terminal in Antwerp earlier this year, have set the industry benchmark for fuel consumption and emissions.
During one month of operation at the terminal, which is the most important European hub for MSC, the seven straddle carriers, including one new-generation hybrid machine, have resulted in a 37% decrease in fuel consumption compared to a conventional diesel-electric machine.
The results show an average fuel consumption level of 12.3 litres per hour. This reduces the carbon dioxide emission by 97 tonnes per year compared to a traditional machine.
Kalmar’s hybrid straddle carrier is equipped with a new active stability control system and ensures smooth and safe driving by continuously monitoring speed, turn radius and the spreader’s position, slowing the vehicle automatically when needed.
Its redesigned cabin features improvements in ergonomics and safety, such as electrically operating rotatable chair and better visibility with less night time reflections.
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