Kalmar’s Hybrid Equipment Upgrade Boosts Réunion Island’s Box Terminal

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  • Kalmar and CMA CGM’s subsidiary, CMA Terminals, has agreed to supply three Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers to SAMR, a terminal situated on Réunion Island.
  • The order, part of the 2023 Q4 order intake of Cargoted, Kalmar’s parent company, is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2024.
  • Réunion Island, located in the Indian Ocean and under French jurisdiction, serves as a key hub for the CMA CGM Group in the Indian Ocean region. Port Réunion has been developed into France’s fourth-largest container port to support this strategic role.
  • Currently, CMA Terminals operates a significant number of Kalmar diesel-electric straddle carriers at its terminal within Port Réunion.
  • Karri Keskinen, head of Global Sales, Horizontal Transportation at Kalmar, highlighted the longstanding and successful collaboration between Kalmar and CMA Terminals. The selection of Kalmar’s hybrid straddle carriers underscores a commitment to eco-efficient cargo handling, with potential fuel savings of up to 40% compared to diesel-powered alternatives.

Kalmar, CMA Terminals Supply Hybrid Carriers

Kalmar and CMA CGM’s subsidiary, CMA Terminals, has finalized a deal to furnish SAMR, a terminal situated on Réunion Island, with three Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers.

The order was registered in the 2023 Q4 order intake of Cargoted, the mother company of Kalmar with the machines set to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Réunion Island, a French department in the Indian Ocean, now serves as the strategic hub for the CMA CGM Group within the Indian Ocean region. Port Réunion has consequently been developed to become France’s fourth-largest container port. Presently, CMA Terminal operates a significant number of Kalmar diesel-electric straddle carriers at its terminal within the port.

Eco-Efficient Hybrid Straddle Carriers

“Kalmar and CMA Terminals have a long and successful history of collaboration. We are proud that they have selected our proven hybrid straddle carrier solution – which can cut fuel consumption by up to 40% compared to equivalent diesel-powered machines – to support them with their transition to more eco-efficient cargo-handling operations,” stated Karri Keskinen, head of Global Sales, Horizontal Transportation, Kalmar.

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