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Cut costs and emissions with electrically powered straddle carriers featuring customizable battery and charging options.

The eco-efficient Kalmar Electric Straddle Carrier range produces zero emissions at source and can operate as an end-to-end solution in any shaped yard or as a shuttle system between the quayside and your stacks. You have a choice of battery and charging options, with CCS charging fitted as standard. Making Kalmar Electric Carriers the ideal solution for ports of the future.


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Technical information

Technical info Electric Straddle Carrier
Stacking height (9'6)
Up to 4 containers high
Power unit
Lithium-ion battery
High Energy Battery
45 minutes charging, 240 minutes operating
High Power Battery
5-6 minute charging, 45-50 minutes operating
Hoisting system
Electric winch rope

Cut your costs and emissions.

Electrically powered straddle carriers are quicker and easier to maintain as they have less moving parts and can cut your fuel bills, as electrically powered solutions are emission free and normally more cost-effective than traditionally powered straddle carriers.

With the Kalmar Charge Family, you get a choice of battery and charging options.

Electrically powered solutions are usually available as a one size fits all, which you need to build your business around. Not any longer, as our offering provides a flexible solution that can be easily adapted to your requirements. With Kalmar you get a choice of battery and charging options.

Battery options:

High Energy Battery. A battery solution with a high energy capacity that can provide half-shift autonomy between charging events. With a High Energy Battery, you can schedule your battery charging to align with operator breaks through a standard CCS charging point, which will keep your equipment running without the need for charging between scheduled breaks.

High Power Battery. A battery solution optimised for high power charging which can be charged in a few minutes with a Kalmar FastChargetm charging station, without your operator leaving the cabin. With a High Power Battery you can operate your equipment 24/7 by using operational waiting times to opportunity charge your battery.


Charging options:

CCS charging fitted as standard. All Kalmar Electric Straddle Carriers can be charged with a standard CCS charging unit, either supplied through Kalmar or other manufacturers. These can be located near break or holding areas, wherever is most convenient to charge your equipment.

Kalmar FastCharge™. The Kalmar FastCharge System uses strategically placed pantograph charging stations in your yard to opportunity charge your battery quickly during idle or downtime in your regular workflow, so your straddle carrier can stay in operation for a full shift. CCS charging at a FastCharge station is available as an option, if required.


Kalmar offers a range of supportive products that can enhance your overall operations:

Kalmar Charge Optimiser. The Kalmar Charge Optimiser automatically assigns charging tasks to the equipment operator, to avoid queues at charging stations and ensure the highest utilisation rates at your charging points.

Kalmar Insight - Energy Module. Provides real-time operational data of your equipment fleet. The Energy Module allows you to monitor the battery charge status of each of your electrically powered straddle carriers and gives greater visibility to charging key performance indicators.

Kalmar One - Fleet Optimiser. The KalmarOne Fleet Optimiser module provides job scheduling and dispatching in automated terminals. Our Fleet Optimiser is capable of assigning charging tasks for automated equipment to minimise delays and use each charging point as efficiently as possible. This service is available for Kalmar AutoStrad™ only.

Why choose a Kalmar Straddle Carrier?

  • Kalmar Straddle Carriers are highly productive as they can handle up to two containers at a time and stack up to four containers high, lifting up to 60 tonnes
  • Kalmar Straddle Carriers have the strongest frame in the industry with a streamlined yet extremely rigid design which requires no external bracing
  • For manual operations our Straddle Carriers are fitted with an ergonomically designed cabin that puts everything in easy reach of your operators
  • All of our straddle carriers are easy and safe to service and have servicing intervals of up to 1,000 hours
  • Your operators will stay safe and in control at all times, as our whole range of straddle carriers are fitted with an active stability control system, continually monitoring speed, turning radius and spreader position and prevents accelerating your straddle carrier when required
  • All our straddle carriers also feature a winch rope hoist system with only eight pulleys, making them highly efficient, safer and easier to maintain than other lifting system alternatives.

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