Port of Helsingborg continues to electrify its vehicle fleet

2022/07/25 at 11:03 AM

Being the second-largest harbour in Sweden, the Port of Helsingborg intends to become the first one in terms of decarbonising its vehicle fleet used for handling intermodal freight. After putting into operation the electric terminal tractor, the Swedish port has placed an order for battery-powered reach stackers.

Helsingborgs Hamn AB, the port operating company, has ordered one Kalmar Electric Reachstacker from Kalmar, a part of Cargotec. The vehicle will be delivered by the end of the current year. It will join an equipment fleet that already features three Kalmar Eco Reachstackers.

As a result, the Swedish port will become the first harbour in the country to operate a reach stacker of this type. Two more vehicles can be ordered later within an option. The Kalmar Electric Reachstacker will have a wheelbase of 6.5 metres, a stacking capability up to 5 high, a maximum lifting capacity of 45 – 32 – 16 in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd rows respectively and a battery capacity of 587 kilowatt-hours.

Kalmar Electric Reachstacker, source: Cargotec

New container terminal

The Kalmar Electric Reachstacker will be used at a new container terminal, which will be constructed south of Helsingborg by 2028 to address the increasing demand for both container volumes and logistics services in southern Sweden. “We will sustainably develop the new container terminal with automation, electrification, and efficient land use. Investing in the electric reach stackers is an important step in our journey,” said Bart Steijaert, CEO of Port of Helsingborg.

Related stories:

  1. First electric terminal tractor in Port of Helsingborg
  2. Port of Helsingborg shifts to fully electric terminal tractors

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