Kalmar Supplies Straddle Carriers to Port of Tacoma | Industry News
Kalmar has received an order to supply five Kalmar Classic straddle carriers to the Port of Tacoma, Wash. The order was signed in August 2013, and the units are scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2014.The Port of Tacoma has become one of the largest container ports in North America, handling 1.7 million containers in 2012
The five new Kalmar machines will add to the port's current fleet of 27 straddle carriers, all of which are Kalmar Classic models. The Classic model is capable of lifting single containers and stacking one-over-two with loads of up to 40 tonnes.
The straddle carriers have the Kalmar Smoothlift hoist system that combines powerful performance with unrivalled reliability. The Kalmar Classic straddle carrier also features Kalmar's proven seventh generation technology, consisting of an enhanced CANbus PLC diagnostics system, fly-by-wire controls, and directly PLC controlled engines, plus a hydrodynamic drive system.
Kalmar has been supplying straddle carriers to the Port of Tacoma since 1986.