Cargotec delivers more shuttle carriers to Port of Algeciras
Cargotec, the Finnish manufacturer of cargo-handling machines, has concluded a new deal with Total Terminal International Algeciras (TTI Algeciras). It includes the delivery of two Kalmar shuttle carriers to one of the largest container terminals in Spain. The machines will be moved to Algeciras by the end of the first quarter of 2022.
The Kalmar shuttle carriers, ordered by TTI Algeciras, will be powered by a highly efficient diesel-electric power unit. A spacious, ergonomic cabin and intuitive user interface will be installed on the vehicles to improve the driver’s productivity and work experience. Besides making the machines highly manoeuvrable, quiet in operations and easy for maintenance, Cargotec will also equip them with new robust mobile drives, a completely redesigned electrical system for the upper frame and spreader and a more spacious electric cabinet layout.
Cargotec and TTI Algeciras have been cooperating for a long term. After receiving the two ordered vehicles in the first quarter of 2022, the Spanish terminal will increase its fleet of Kalmar shuttle carriers up to 23 units. “We are delighted that TTI Algeciras chose again our shuttle carriers to boost their terminal’s performance. TTI was the first terminal in Europe to take Kalmar shuttle carriers and our solutions into use and local service support continue delivering the performance they expect,” said Mikko Mononen, Kalmar’s vice president for sales in the EMEIA region.
Total Terminal International Algeciras (TTI ALGECIRAS) is one of the two container terminals operating in the Port of Algeciras Bay. It is the first semi-automated terminal in Southern Europe, located in the South of Spain close to the Strait of Gibraltar. The facility can handle the latest and future generations of Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs). TTI Algeciras was put into operation in May 2010. By December 2019, it handled 10 million TEU. Since March of the current year, the terminal is owned by the Korean shipping line HMM (50 per cent + 1 share) and Isla Verde Algeciras Terminal Holding (50 per cent – 1 share), which is, in its turn, a joint venture of CMA Terminals Espagne (CMA CGM) and the DIF Capital Partners Group.