Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a contract to supply 12 hybrid straddle carriers to DP World Southampton's container terminal in the UK.
The deal includes maintenance and operator training as well as six months of on-site maintenance support for the straddle carriers that are due to be delivered in the second quarter of 2019.
The straddle carrier's hybrid technology will help the terminal operator meet the goals of its global "Our World, Our Future" environmental sustainability programme by significantly reducing both the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to traditional diesel-powered machines. Hybrid machines also generate much less noise than their diesel counterparts.
The 12-machine order from DP World Southampton comprises three units with three-high stacking and a 50-ton twin-lift capacity and nine units with four-high stacking and a 40-ton single-lift capacity. All of the machines feature new robust mobile drives, a redesigned electrical system for the upper frame and spreader, and LED working lights.
Kalmar vice president Mikko Mononen said: "Our hybrid straddle carriers will help DP World Southampton achieve its environmental goals while boosting the efficiency of container moves at the same time.
"They are also an ideal stepping stone to fully electrically powered straddle operations, which are already being tested at DP World London Gateway with our Kalmar FastCharge shuttle carrier solution."