Kalmar wins Dubai DP World order

Two high tech reachstackers ordered for T3

DP World has ordered two state of the art reachstackers from Kalmar, part of Cargotec, for the Jebel Ali new container terminal 3 (T3) in Dubai.

T3 will open for business this year as the world’s largest semi-automated facility, featuring 1,860 metres of quayside and a 70-hectare yard.

The new generation reachstackers, named Gloria, is designed to handle loaded containers and has the capacity to stack 45 tonne (9’6″) containers five-high in the first row. The order was placed in January 2014 and delivery is scheduled for June 2014.

Gloria’s onboard CAN bus technology, the machine is being interfaced with DP World’s local port automation system.

This interfacing provides constant data transfer of the key operating parameters from the machine including fuel consumption, oil and water temperature, speed level, and operating and idling hours. It also sends signals on the current working boom lift length and angle, together with the spreader height.

A new Eco drive mode will contribute to a reduction in fuel consumption.

Kalmar was delighted that DP World has selected its new generation reachstacker, said Suresh Ananthanarayan, Kalmar Sales Middle East and Africa.

“As the focus on reducing costs of ownership continues, Kalmar leads the industry through its combination of advanced technology and innovative solutions. Gloria offers unsurpassed performance, and with the CAN bus operational information, our customer now has the critical performance data readily available to help them achieve optimum efficiencies.

“While we continue our commitment towards DP World in its path of continuous growth, we are proud to introduce Gloria in the Middle East, having previously supplied the customer with our DRF model reachstackers. We would like to congratulate them on the inauguration of the construction of T3 which is a considerable achievement.”

With T3 providing an additional annual capacity of 4 million TEU, it will take the total capacity of Jebel Ali Port to 19 million TEU. The new terminal will be part of Jebel Ali’s integrated multi-modal hub, offering sea, air and land connectivity.


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