Kalmar to provide six empty container handlers to ANL


Kalmar has secured an order from CMA CGM Group unit ANL to supply six of its empty container handlers, in collaboration with NTP Forklifts Australia.

The deal will see Kalmar’s DCG80-100 range of empty container handlers installed at ANL’s site in Altona, Melbourne, Australia.

Kalmar's handlers are claimed to provide the highest lifting and lowering rates available on the market, while reducing running costs per move and offering longer servicing intervals.

The handlers are currently set to be delivered by the first quarter of next year and will be the first empty container handlers fitted with seven high Triplex masts in Australia and New Zealand.

The solution allows the mast to collapse into three parts to enable machines to enter in warehouse more easily.

"The new Kalmar DCG range of empty container handlers are state of the art machines, fitted with the latest in container handling technology."

Kalmar Mobile Equipment director Michael Wahab said: “The new Kalmar DCG range of empty container handlers are state of the art machines, fitted with the latest in container handling technology.

“Load sensing hydraulics and a choice of options for greater fuel efficiency including eco drive modes, stop / start technology and tyre pressure monitoring are just some of the latest features offered to customers, making this the most reliable and robust range of empty container handlers in the market.”

Kalmar further noted that ANL’s new DCG80-100 will be powered by Cummins engines and will include the Kalmar SmartFleet system to facilitate performance-boosting remote monitoring and reporting.

The handlers are equipped with a container handling package that has been specifically customised to improve driver comfort and safety.

The package includes automatic speed limits that are applied when handling containers, and all-round visibility via cameras equipped to the spreader and mast, as well as the reverse cameras and warning system.