Tim DiPietropolo, vice president operations, non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and global logistics, Tropical Shipping, said: “Kalmar’s direct support team for straddle carriers has been excellent from the start and we value their continued partnership with our local team. The new straddle carriers will play an important role in helping us reduce both fuel and maintenance costs while also helping to reduce CO2 emissions at our terminal.”

Part of the Saltchuk family of companies, Tropical Shipping operates facilities in selected seaside ports – from Canada to South Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands – to meet customers’ freight-shipping needs to and from the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Kalmar provides a range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. It claims that one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution.

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