Kalmar first electric reach stacker with combined charging to move boxes in Norway
In late 2021, Kalmar, a part of Cargotec, unveiled its new range of electric reach stackers with a combined charging system. A few weeks ago, the manufacturer of handling machinery has found the first customer for its innovative vehicles. It is Westport, the Norwegian major terminal operator that runs facilities in the ports of Stavanger and Bergen.
At the beginning of the current year, Kalmar has signed an agreement with Westport for supplying its electric reach stacker with a combined charging system that refilled batteries with energy during operational breaks. The vehicle is able to lift up to 45 tonnes and has a maximum capacity of 350 kilowatts. Kalmar will also provide its Norwegian customer with maintenance service during the five-year period. The delivery of the reach stacker is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022.
“The new Kalmar Electric Reachstacker will play a key role in helping us to achieve our target of zero emissions by 2030. The fact that we are the first in the world to use new and innovative technology from Kalmar speaks volumes about our ambition to be at the forefront of the green shift. Our investments in electrification, hybrid solutions and biodiesel will enable us to reduce our emissions by 56 per cent in 2022,” said Kurt A. Ommundsen, CEO of Westport.