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Kalmar SmartStack

Automated inventory position updates to the terminal operating system

Kalmar SmartStack is a process automation solution that eliminates the problem of lost containers and human error, and improves safety at your terminal. With SmartStack, you have a clear and accurate picture of the location of every single container in your terminal.

No more lost containers

Every time a container is moved, SmartStack triggers a message to your terminal operating system (TOS), based on inputs from location devices, sensors and PLCs.

The solution efficiently manages exceptions, including ghost containers, and the Stack Profiling feature improves safety by ensuring your spreaders don't collide with the stack.

SmartStack is available for RTGs, straddle carriers, shuttle carriers, reachstackers, empty container handlers and front-end loaders. It can be installed in all new Kalmar equipment and as a retrofit for any brand of existing equipment.

With Kalmar SmartStack you eliminate the problem of lost containers while also increasing safety in your terminal.

Features and options


  • No more lost containers

  • Eliminate human error and manual input

  • Maximize TOS capabilities

  • Improve customer service


  • Automated yard inventory

  • Waterside transfer zones

  • Equipment operator user interface


  • Real-time automated inventory

  • Hands-free equipment operation

  • Automated equipment location/positioning


  • Kalmar onboard processor

  • DGPS, LPR location technology

TraPac, USA

With the combination of different automation technologies and customization based on terminal layout, Kalmar ensured space is used effectively and capacity is optimised at TraPac.

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Malta Freeport

Malta Freeport Terminals’ 189 million euro investment program has resulted in its increasing popularity as a Mediterranean transshipment hub. The port relies on Kalmar SmartPath to maximize the efficiency of its terminal tractor operations.

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DP World London Gateway

Kalmar automation solutions are at the heart of DP World London Gateway. With a final annual capacity of 3.5 million TEU, it focuses on automation to deliver optimum productivity and reduced operational costs.

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DP World Brisbane

DP World and Kalmar’s cooperation has made the Port of Brisbane one of the most highly automated facilities in the world. Automation will enable an increase in the terminal’s annual capacity, from 600,000 to 900,000 TEU, as well as improved customer service.

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