ECT orders Kalmar automatic stacking cranes

By Laura Hatton11 February 2013

Europe Container Terminals (ECT) in the Netherlands has ordered 11 automatic stacking cranes from Cargotec’s cargo handling company, Kalmar.

The order forms part of ECT’s investment into modernising its Delta Terminal at Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, which was the first terminal in the world to be fully automated. The new cranes will replace some of the existing automatic stacking cranes that have been operating there since the early 1990s.

"This order builds on the long-term partnership between the companies as well as on the decades of Kalmar automated container handling expertise. The crane design has evolved a lot over the years and the latest models will be fitted with the most advanced technological solutions, electrical system and design features that will make the cranes even more reliable, productive and environmentally friendly," said Rene Kleiss, Kalmar vice president.

The cranes will be delivered during 2014. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2013 first quarter order intake.

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