Eco-efficient horizontal transport solutions are gaining ground as terminal operators seek ways to cut their fuel consumption and emissions and strengthen their sustainability credentials. Hybrid straddle and shuttle carriers are rapidly becoming the default choice for terminals investing in refreshing their equipment fleet.
Time to power up with Kalmar?
Kalmar hybrid straddle and shuttle carriers can cut fuel consumption by as much as 40% and CO2 emissions by up to 50 tons per year compared to diesel-powered machines. What’s more, some of the industry’s sustainability pioneers, including DP World, are powering up to full electrification with Kalmar FastCharge™ for horizontal transportation.
“Operating sustainably and minimising our impact on the environment is extremely important to us here at London Gateway. This is why we chose to partner with Kalmar to convert one of our shuttles to fully electric operation.” – Ahsan Agha, Head of Engineering, DP World London Gateway. “DP World consciously chooses this technology as a sustainable investment in the future. The partnership with Kalmar helps us to reduce our carbon footprint." – Suzanne Kwanten, HSSE Director, DP World Antwerp.
Need help choosing the right solutions?
The Kalmar Terminal Design Services team can help you avoid common pitfalls when evaluating the potential benefits of eco-efficiency and comparing equipment options. Read more about best practices and recommended approaches in container terminal design in our white paper, “Designing future-proof container terminals”.
Time to say goodbye to diesel straddle and shuttle carriers and hello to true hybrids? Get started by completing the form on this page, and we will contact you with more information.