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2020 September 2 12:37

Kalmar receives repeat order for hybrid shuttle carriers from the Port of Virginia

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will supply additional 20 Kalmar Hybrid Shuttle Carriers to The Port of Virginia, a deep water port in the U.S. East Coast. The order, booked in Cargotec’s Q3 2020 order intake, follows a similar order from the third quarter of 2019, demonstrating the strength of The Port of Virginia’s relationship with Kalmar and the company's commitment to Kalmar equipment. The delivery of the machines is scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2021, the company said in its release.

The new units will be delivered to Virginia International Gateway (VIG), which is the port’s second largest terminal and capable of handling the biggest vessels in the Atlantic trade. The Port of Virginia has been using Kalmar hybrid shuttle carriers since August 2015. Kalmar provides the port with support and servicing through a dedicated, local team of technicians with many years of experience and a comprehensive, local parts inventory.

Kalmar is the leading supplier of hybrid horizontal transportation solutions for ports and terminals globally. With more than 300 hybrid straddle and shuttle carriers delivered until now, Kalmar outnumbers other port equipment manufacturers in the industry by far. With this delivery, there will be more than 100 Kalmar Hybrid Shuttle/Straddle Carriers operating in the USA alone.

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry.

Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,000 people.