Kalmar to supply KFTL with 4 diesel-electric straddle carriers2 December 2021
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract to supply Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) with four diesel-electric straddle carriers for use at its terminal in Kingston, Jamaica, with delivery to be completed during Q3 2022.
KFTL is a strategic transhipment hub in the Caribbean, located at the exit of the Panama Canal and the crossroads of the North/South and East/West lines. The terminal was established in 2015, and it is part of Terminal Link, a joint venture between The CMA CGM Group.
“Kalmar convinced us with their strong local support, proactive customer service and industry-leading straddle carrier technology. We have been pleased with our Kalmar equipment in the past, and trust that the newer-generation straddle carriers will bring us high reliability and improved efficiency for our operations,” said Steven Wilson, head of Engineering, KFTL.
The four Kalmar Straddle Carriers are part of a progressive fleet renewal strategy geared to improve performance and reliability in the terminal's operation. KFTL’s equipment fleet already includes Kalmar straddle carriers, reachstackers, empty container handlers and terminal tractors.
The Kalmar Straddle Carriers delivered to Kingston Freeport Terminal will be powered by a diesel-electric power unit and feature excellent manoeuvrability, quiet operation and easy maintenance.
The spacious, ergonomic cabin and intuitive user interface will help to improve productivity by ensuring that operators benefit from the best possible driving experience.
“I am pleased to welcome Kingston Freeport Terminal back as a Kalmar customer. We are excited to continue collaboration with CMA, who have now chosen our proven straddle carrier solution for four of their terminals during the past year,” said Troy Thompson, VP, sales, Americas, Kalmar.“We are continuously developing the Kalmar Straddle Carrier to ensure that it continues to meet the high level of quality and reliability that our container terminal customers expect when they choose Kalmar.”