Kalmar has inked an agreement to provide international cargo and logistics operator Tropical Shipping with three Kalmar diesel-electric straddle carriers.
The order was booked in 2022 third quarter order intake of Cargotec, the mother company of Kalmar, while the delivery of the equipment is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2023.
From Canada to South Florida and the US Virgin Islands, Tropical Shipping, which is part of the Saltchuk family of companies, operates facilities in selected seaside ports to meet the customers’ freight-shipping needs to and from the Caribbean and the Bahamas.
Tropical Shipping operates a large fleet of Kalmar equipment including straddle carriers, reachstackers and terminal tractors.
"The Kalmar Straddle Carrier is powered by a diesel-electric driveline and offers high performance, excellent fuel efficiency and low noise as well as complying with the latest exhaust emission regulations," said Kalmar.
One of the new straddle carriers will be a special width unit specifically dedicated to rail operations. In 2020, the Port of Palm Beach in Florida, US received a federal port infrastructure development grant to improve the intermodal capacity. This Kalmar Straddle Carrier will be an integral piece of equipment to help double the rail output capacity at the on-dock rail facility.