Kalmar has secured an order to deliver ten new machines to Canada’s Global Container Terminals (GCT).
The new order comprises three heavy-duty loaded container handlers, four empty container handlers, and three reachstackers.
They will be used to renew GCT’s fleet at the Deltaport and Vanterm facilities, both situated in the Port of Vancouver.
Machines will be powered by Volvo engines to comply with the latest emissions requirements, as well as help GCT’s commitment to sustainable operations at all its terminals.
Deliveries of equipment are scheduled to take place during the third and fourth quarter of this year.
GCT Canada Maintenance and Engineering director Dale Shimell said: “Sustainability is one of our core values, and it is embedded in the way in which we do business. Our operations continue to innovate through densifying on our existing footprints, improving our energy efficiency, and decreasing overall emissions through such fleet renewals.
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“We chose Kalmar equipment based on lower fuel consumption and emissions, build quality and reliability, the improved comfort that the ergonomic operator cabins provide, as well as their strong local customer support.
“For these reasons, Kalmar was the natural choice when it came to choosing equipment to renew our existing fleets.”
GCT Canada currently operates a number of Kalmar empty container handlers and top loaders at its terminals.
Handlers are designed to deliver improved strength and stability to ensure precise and straightforward positioning of containers.
The equipment features a flexible design that includes side spreaders for twist-lock handling or hook handling.
Kalmar heavy-duty DCF-series of loaded container handlers are capable of lifting 41t of cargo and can stack 9ft 6in containers up to five high.
They assist the operators with full visibility and control of every stage in the container handling process.