Cargotec-owned port equipment manufacturing company Kalmar will supply a total of ten new Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers to Patrick Terminals in Melbourne, Australia.
The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2023 Q3 order intake, with the delivery of the machines scheduled to be completed during the first quarter of the next year.
Patrick Terminals is an Australian container terminal operator, handling over three million TEUs annually. More specifically, the company operates some of Australia’s most technologically advanced terminals, the Brisbane AutoStrad Terminal, Sydney AutoStrad Terminal, Melbourne Terminal and Fremantle Terminal.
Michael Jovicic, CEO of Patrick Terminals, commented, “We are proud to be the first container terminal operator in Australia to invest in the Kalmar hybrid straddles and set new benchmarks for more environmentally friendly container handling.”
Allan Baker, sales director APAC Horizontal Transportation of Kalmar, stated, “We are delighted with the order of the first ten hybrid straddle carriers for Patrick Terminals, Melbourne. The hybrid straddles, which can cut fuel consumption by up to 40% compared to equivalent diesel-powered machines, will play an important role in supporting Patrick Terminals with their decarbonisation strategy.”