Cargotech’s Kalmar division will be supplying cargo-handling equipment to Wallenius Wilhelmsen for its US logistics network. The order follows a separate one for ro-ro equipment from Höegh Autoliners, which the MacGregor division of Cargotech signed last month.
Kalmar will be supplying four heavy electric forklift trucks, two electric reachstackers and three heavy terminal tractors for Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s US logistics network. The company said it was the first sale of its electric reachstacker and heavy electric forklift to a customer in the US.
The order also includes the Kalmar Insight fleet performance management tool, which provides the user with an overview of fleet operations by aggregating data from multiple sources.
Wallenius is working to reduce its onshore logistics emissions and select zero-emission equipment when making new purchases.
“This new agreement to renew our cargo-handling equipment with fully electric and more eco-efficient machines is an important step supporting our clean fleet initiative in the US,” said Ove Moring, head of supplier and contract management, Wallenius Wilhelmsen. “We believe that Kalmar’s heavy equipment offering is the right choice to help us reach our goals.”
That agreement follows one Kalmar signed with Super Terminais in Brazil to supply a wide variety of equipment and services for its Manaus terminal. That order comprises four Kalmar reachstackers, two Kalmar empty container handlers and eight Kalmar Essential terminal tractors, as well as the Insight fleet tool.
In addition, last month Höegh Autoliners gave MacGregor an order to supply ro-ro equipment for an additional four multi-fuel Aurora class pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs). The maritime logistics provider said it will extend its Aurora class newbuilding programme to 12 vessels, all of which will be built by China Merchant Heavy Industries (Jiangsu). MacGregor has contributed equipment to the other vessels under order for Höegh.
Each vessel will be able to carry up to 9,100 car-equivalent units and feature strengthened decks and enhanced internal ramp systems. They will also provide resources for electric vehicle transport on all decks. The dual-fuel vessels can operate on zero-carbon ammonia and methanol, as well as on liquified natural gas (LNG) and convention marine gas oil.