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Focus on sustainability

The new straddle carrier has proven to offer a more ergonomic work environment for our drivers. Randy Verresen, Technical manager, MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET)

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

MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) 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 MPET.

The results

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

During one month of operation, MPET has reached a 37-percent decrease in fuel consumption with the new Kalmar hybrid straddle when compared to a conventional diesel-electric machine. The results show an average fuel consumption level of 12.3 litres an hour. This reduces the carbon dioxide emissions by 97 tonnes per year compared to a traditional machine.

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