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Kalmar to Deliver Straddle Carriers to Maher Terminals

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Shailaja A. Lakshmi

The marine industry equipment manufacturer Kalmar is to deliver a further order of straddle carriers to Maher Terminals LLC for use at their marine container terminal located in the Port of New York and New Jersey.

According to a press release from Kalmar, part of Cargotec, the order of 26 straddle carriers was booked in Cargotec's 2018 second quarter order intake, and delivery is scheduled to take place during Q1 of 2019.

Maher Terminals is one of the largest privately held, multi-user container terminal operators in the world. The company has developed North America's largest marine container terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The terminal covers a total area of approximately 500 acres (200 hectares) and has an estimated capacity of 2 million TEU. The new Kalmar Diesel-electric Straddle Carriers form part of Maher's comprehensive fleet renewal programme. The majority of the company's existing straddle carrier fleet is composed of Kalmar machines, which operate alongside a variety of other Kalmar equipment including reachstackers.

Kalmar Straddle Carriers are trusted by terminal operators around the world for their ability to enable faster ship-to-shore crane operations and more efficient landside operations. Driven by a highly efficient diesel-electric power unit, they offer excellent maneuverability, quiet operation, and easy maintenance. The spacious, ergonomic cabin and intuitive user interface provide operators with the best possible driving experience.

The machines delivered to Maher Terminals will have a 50-ton twin-lift capacity and feature a variety of customer-specific customizations that have been jointly developed as part of Kalmar's decades-long cooperation with Maher.

The next-generation machines feature new robust mobile drives, a completely redesigned electrical system for the upper frame and spreader and a more spacious electric cabinet layout, as well as LED working lights as standard.

Troy Thompson, Vice President, Sales, Kalmar Americas said: "Our partnership with Maher Terminals has gone from strength to strength, and Kalmar equipment now comprises the backbone of their equipment fleet. The repeat orders placed by Maher Terminals demonstrate the high level of confidence they have in the quality and reliability of our straddle carrier offering as well as our parts and service support that helps ensure everything runs smoothly and on schedule."

Jan 1, 2019

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