Green equipment order for Australian operator

24 Aug 2017
Clean and efficient: The units are equipped with K-Motion technology to  lessen fuel usage and reduce emissions

Clean and efficient: The units are equipped with K-Motion technology to lessen fuel usage and reduce emissions

Kalmar is supplying DPW Australia with new equipment to boost performance and reduce emissions.

The order for 38 new machines for the operator’s new logistics arm, DP World Logistics Australia includes seven Kalmar reachstackers, 11 loaded and 20 empty container handlers.

"Our existing relationship gave us leverage to secure the best outcome for DP World Australia with respect to pricing, service and ongoing support,” said Ron French, National Engineering Manager at DP World Australia.

The new machines add to DP World Australia's existing fleet of Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), straddle carriers and terminal tractors and will serve operations in Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle and DP World Australia's semi-automated terminal in Brisbane.

Kalmar’s reachstackers will be equipped with Kalmar K-Motion transmission technology, which secures uptime and productivity while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Four units will also include overheight legs. All the Kalmar machines will be powered by Volvo IV Final engines to meet emissions standards and will feature the Kalmar SmartFleet system for performance-boosting remote monitoring and reporting.

"We are happy to continue to serve DP World Logistics Australia with reliable and efficient equipment tailored to their needs,” said Michael Wahab, Director Mobile Equipment at Kalmar.

“The units are also equipped with environmentally conscious technology, including innovative K-Motion technology to significantly lessen fuel usage and reduce emissions by up to 40%."

Currently, 22 units have already been delivered to DPW Logistics Australia's Botany Intermodal terminal with the remaining equipment to be delivered by September 2017.

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