Forth Ports has ordered 14 Kalmar straddle carriers for London Container Terminal (LCT) at Tilbury.
Forth Ports is investing in substantial equipment and site upgrading to London Container Terminal as well integrating it with the short-sea terminal, also located at Tilbury.
Part of the investment plan is the purchase of 14 new Kalmar ESC 450W straddle carriers from Cargotec.
LCT handles more than half a million containers a year. Divisional director Stuart Wallace said: “We are confident of delivering a highly efficient and positive experience for our customers. We are delighted to work with Kalmar on this straddle carrier deal, which is the first step of many in the modernisation and upgrading of LCT.”