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Kalmar secures mega order from Australian logistics firm

Kalmar has received a significant order for ten Kalmar Eco reachstackers, five empty container handlers and one medium forklift from ACFS Port Logistics Pty Limited (ACFS).

The deal includes a full-scope Kalmar Care service contract for four years. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2020 second-quarter order intake, Kalmar is a Cargotec subsidary, and all units are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2020, while the service agreement comes into effect in September 2020.

Kalmar empty container handlers

ACFS is a privately-owned logistics company in Australia, moving over 1.2 million TEU annually. ACFS has a presence in all capital cities across Australia, with core infrastructure assets that specialise in the container logistics supply chain.

The logistics company's sites are located on-port and off-port connected by high productivity vehicles and rail. They manage over 200,000m2 of warehousing footprint and 900,000m2 of yard footprint providing container transport and storage, empty container park, intermodal/rail terminals and AQIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service) and customs bond services.

“As we are running a 24-hour business, service and parts support is vital to keep our operation going,” said Akshay Hingorani, general manager, strategy and developments at ACFS.

Kalmar will be providing ACFS with the latest eco-efficient technology in mobile equipment to bring its fleet size to 44 across Australia. Kalmar Eco Reachstackers will be instrumental in helping ACFS to cut emissions at their terminals and achieve a significant reduction in fuel costs.

Kalmar Eco reachstackers

The empty container handlers are built on Kalmar’s proven G-Generation platform, which, according to Kalmar, makes maintenance easier and provides a comfortable, ergonomic working environment for operators. The machines will be operating at an intermodal rail facility, an empty-container park and a distribution depot in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

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