Kalmar, a unit of Cargotec, has secured an order from Maher Terminals for the delivery of next-generation electric (NGE) straddle carriers.

Maher Terminals will deploy the new carriers at its marine container terminal in New Jersey, US.

The order for nearly 42 machines has been recorded by Cargotec in the Q4 2020 with delivery scheduled for Q3 2021.

The new machines have been ordered as part of the Maher’s fleet renewal programme.

Following receipt of the order, the total number of Kalmar straddle carriers in current operation by Maher Terminals will reach nearly 250.

With the completion of the new order, the count of Kalmar straddle carriers delivered to Maher Terminals will be more than 400 since 1980.

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The new machines will have a 50t twin-lift capacity and feature a variety of customer-specific options.

Furthermore, these machines will have a stacking height of 4m and high robust mobile drives.

Maher Terminals engineering services vice-president and general manager Lou Allora said: “Kalmar is a highly important strategic partner for our business. Together, we have developed and maintained a strong partnership based on openness and transparency over four decades of working together.

“We appreciate the proactive service we receive from the Kalmar team when addressing service and warranty issues, which ensures we can continue to provide our customers with the highest possible level of service.”

Kalmar Americas sales vice-president Troy Thompson said: “We are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with Maher Terminals and that our equipment continues to be the backbone of their fleet. The repeat straddle carrier orders placed by Maher Terminals demonstrate the high level of confidence they have in the quality and reliability of both our offering and our aftermarket support.”

Maher Terminals is a privately held, multi-user container terminal operator. It has developed a marine container terminal in the Port of New Jersey and New York.