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Le Havre terminal chooses Kalmar preowned

Next Generation Container Port Challenge

SociĂŠtĂŠ d’Exploitation du Terminal de L’OcĂŠan (SETO) recently purchased a preowned Kalmar DRF450-60S5 reachstacker for its container terminal in Le Havre, France. “Our choice was based on the fact that the Kalmar stacker is a reliable machine, it was in a very good shape, available, and with a service agency nearby. Versatility of the stacker is needed for very big, heavy and voluminous goods,â€? says Philippe Le Quiniat RI6(72ZKRLVYHU\VDWLVÄşHG with the 45-tonne machine after six months of use. SETO is also using Kalmar empty container handlers and straddle carriers.

Kalmar, as a member of a consortium, received a commendation award in the Next Generation Container Port Challenge, which sought to identify innovative ideas on how to plan, design and operate the next generation of container ports that exemplify performance, productivity and sustainability. The proposal was prepared together with Singapore Nanyang Technological University, APL Co Ltd, Fraunhofer IDM@NTU and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

ELJJHVWPRVWHIĺFLHQWDQGPRVW sustainable terminal in the world that can be built in the next ten years. Our design featured an underground transportation system to separate the transshipment container movement from the vessel operation. All equipment is electrical, so there are no CO2 emissions. Our aim also was to DFKLHYHDĺQDQFLDOO\VWURQJRSHUDWLRQ with no extreme constructions,� says Frank Kho, Vice President, Offering Development, Kalmar.

“This was an exciting challenge and a real business case: to design the

Learn more about Kalmar’s proposal at

Kalmar hands RYHUWKHÄşUVW hybrid quay crane

it is insensitive to grid blackouts and voltage swings, assuring continuous operation when the power grid fails.

the crane operation. The crane can operate autonomously even without any power supply.

The crane is equipped with a powerful battery package and a small diesel generator. The onboard power management system keeps the batteries in prime condition, optimising power consumption, and automatically switches over from the power grid to a diesel generator without interrupting

“For a typical quay crane application, a 1500 kVA or bigger diesel generator is required. The hybrid model only requires a 380 kVA generator to secure 24/7 operations and reduces fuel consumption by more than 30 percent,� comments Rene Kleiss, Vice President, Kalmar Quay Cranes.

.DOPDUKDVKDQGHGRYHULWVÄşUVWK\EULG quay crane to Neva Metal, St Petersburg, a subsidiary of the Russian Severstal Group. The design enables the hybrid crane to operate on low voltage grids (400V A/C) and

Webinars for smarter operations :LWKWKHLQFUHDVHGLQWHUHVWIURPWHUPLQDORSHUDWRUVWRJDLQKLJKHUHIÄşFLHQF\ using process automation technologies, Kalmar embarked on a series of webinars to increase the awareness of process automation and its added value for ports and terminals both large and small. 7KHÄşUVWURXQGRI.DOPDU6PDUW3RUWZHELQDUVKDVQRZEHHQFRPSOHWHG The recorded webinars are available at The webinars are about 40 minutes each, including questions and answers. We will be organising webinars on equipment automation (AutoStradTM, AutoShuttle and ASC) in the second half of this year. Follow us for further announcements or send an e-mail to if you are interested.



Kalmar Global 1/2013  

Welcome to Kalmar Global,Kalmar's new customer magazine. In this first issue: launching the Gloria reachstacker and Kalmar Care service cont...