Kalmar, has introduced new hybrid straddle and shuttle carriers, which it says consume up to 40 per cent less fuel than existing machinery.
The company, which is part of Cargotec, said its new hybrid models also meet engine emission regulations, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 50 tonnes a year, compared to a traditional diesel-electric machine.
Kalmar designed the machines to meet the port and terminal industry’s requirement for low total cost of ownership, environmental sustainability, excellent usability and ergonomics, safety, productivity and automation.
The new models see a regenerative energy system convert electrical braking and spreader lowering energy into electric power that is stored through battery technology.
“We think that the new Kalmar hybrid straddle and shuttle carriers are a true leap forward in terminal yard equipment, and are confident that they will offer significant customer benefits throughout the equipment life time,” said vice president horizontal transport at Kalmar, Dr Tero Kokko.