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Focus on sustainability

The new straddle carrier has been proven to offer a more ergonomic work environment for our drivers. Randy Verresen, Technical Manager, MSC Home Terminal

The solution Container terminals

New hybrid straddle carrier sets the industry benchmark
for fuel consumption and emissions.

The challenge

The port focuses on developing the sustainability of its operations while striving to minimise the capital expenditure and operating costs.

The solution

The MSC Home Terminal selected the new Kalmar hybrid straddle carrier to gain savings in fuel consumption, to decrease CO2 emissions, and to improve usability and driver experience. The new Kalmar hybrid technology and innovation support the requirements of the MSC Home Terminal.

The results

“Kalmar puts a constant focus on the innovation of their straddle carriers,” says Randy Verresen, Technical Manager at MSC Home Terminal.

During one month of operation, the MSC Home Terminal reached a 37% decrease in fuel consumption with the new Kalmar hybrid straddle, compared to a conventional diesel-electric machine. The results show an average fuel consumption level of 3.2 gallons an hour. This reduces the carbon dioxide emissions by 107 tons per year, compared to a traditional machine.

“The new straddle carrier has also been proven to offer a more ergonomic work environment for our drivers,” Verresen continues.