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Kalmar Gloria reachstacker delivers for Ports of Stockholm

“The service agreement gives us more freedom and flexibility. We can add or reduce the number of vehicles easily.”  Torbjörn Persson, Chief Operating Officer, Container terminal


The solution Container terminals

Ports of Stockholm, one of the top five container terminals in Sweden, wanted an upgraded fleet, a better work environment for drivers, and improved fuel consumption. They got all that – and more.



Ports of Stockholm, Container terminal


Stockholm, Sweden



Kalmar fleet

5 Glorias, four always available

Ports of Stockholm harbours high hopes for Kalmar’s Gloria reachstacker

The challenge

While the Stockholm container port is the fourth largest in Sweden, it is also based on a tiny area built on reclaimed land in the middle of the nation’s capital, making space a challenge. Also, the port’s reachstackers were of different makes, at different stages of their life cycles, mostly old, and under-serviced.

Of the five reachstackers in the fleet, four will have to be operational for things to run smoothly. With Mediterranean Shipping Company, the second biggest container company in the world, as a new customer, it was time for a complete upgrade.

The solution

When launching a replacement plan the port management decided to focus on a whole new fleet of reachstackers. Kalmar DRG reachstacker, Gloria, was chosen based on high productivity, driver comfort and ergonomics together with low total cost of ownership (TOC). The delivery includes a service contract that maximises equipment availibity to the agreed level of four units.

The service agreement includes new tyres and the necessary service staff, while the port will cover its costs for fuel, an issue they hope the new Gloria reachstackers will help them address.

Gloria is also more environmentally-friendly and the new cabin will make the drivers’ work on the uneven reclaimed land easier.

The results

The Kalmar G generation Gloria reachstacker is fuel efficient – which is important for cost reduction and environmental considerations. With all trucks at the same, early stage of the life cycle, and of the same make, the port using only reachstackers can rest assured that its fleet will be up and running, day in and day out.

Low and predicted TCO over its lifetime makes planning easier and eliminates unpredictable events for the port down the road. If the need arises, they can easily add more reachstackers to the agreement.