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Kalmar to deliver new straddle carriers to Indian Ocean’s Port Réunion

Kalmar and its regional dealer DMP SAS have agreed with Société De Manutention Et De Consignation Maritime (SOMACOM) to deliver three diesel-electric straddle carriers for the Ile de la Réunion Terminal.

The new equipment is scheduled to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2024.

Port Réunion, the busiest container port in the Indian Ocean, is situated on the west coast of Réunion Island. It is the island’s only port, located some 20 kilometres from the island’s capital St Denis.

The main cargoes handled are petroleum products, building materials, sugar products, grain and food produce. The port’s equipment fleet already includes Kalmar straddle carriers, reachstackers, forklifts and empty container handlers.

The straddle carriers delivered to SOMACOM are powered by a highly efficient diesel-electric power unit and feature excellent manoeuvrability, quiet operation and easy maintenance. The spacious, ergonomic cabin and intuitive user interface help to improve productivity by ensuring that operators benefit from the best possible driving experience.

Priscilla Damour, CEO of SOMACOM, commented, "Kalmar equipment has always delivered in terms of performance and availability. We are confident that the new units will continue this trend and ensure that our fleet helps us to deliver the best possible service for our customers at Réunion."





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