Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for three Kalmar Eco Reachstackers from Yantai Port in China. These are the first Eco reachstackers to be delivered by Kalmar to a customer in the North China region. Globally, Kalmar has delivered over 450 Eco reachstackers to date. The contract, which was concluded through Kalmar’s local dealer Yantai Haotong Machinery Equipment Co. Ltd, also includes comprehensive training for maintenance technicians and equipment operators. The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q2 2022 order intake with delivery scheduled for July 2022.
Yantai Port, located in the north of Shandong Peninsula, is an essential node of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Its main business includes passenger ro-ro logistics, container and pipeline transportation, liquefied petroleum products and bulk cargo. Yantai Port has a well-developed hinterland economy, in which the export-oriented economy grows rapidly. It boasts convenient road and railway transportation, superior capabilities of collection and distribution, and is directly connected with more than 100 ports in over 70 countries and regions.
Kalmar and Yantai Port have maintained a good working relationship since the 1990s. The existing fleet of Yantai Port consists of Kalmar products only, including reachstackers, empty container handlers, forklift trucks and top loaders. The new Kalmar Eco Reachstackers will join the current fleet of over 20 machines on a lease solution to further enhance customer’s operational efficiency.
The units to be delivered to Yantai Port will be fitted with the necessary hardware to enable connection to Kalmar Insight performance management tool, which will provide the team at Yantai Port with access to real-time data such as running hours, fuel consumption, idle time, production time, distance travelled and other key operational indicators. This will allow them to track equipment performance and usage, manage maintenance activities and ultimately help them improve their operations.
Wei Jianlu, General Manager, Yantai Haotong Machinery Equipment Co.,Ltd. said: “Kalmar products are renowed for reliability, quality, safety and as well as for excellent operational performance. For more than 20 years, Yantai Port has been using Kalmar products. We are honoured to provide long-term service for our customers in Yantai Port and look forward to the excellent performance of the new Eco reachstackers.”
Alex Tang, Interim Vice President, Kalmar Greater China said: “We are very grateful for Yantai Port’s continuous trust in Kalmar. The Kalmar Eco Reachstackers reduce fuel consumption and emissions while maintaining productivity. Furthermore, the machines will provide an enhanced driving experience with smoother acceleration, lower cab noise and better visibility. In the future, we will continue to contribute to the development of Yantai Port with our flexible and quality solutions, hence helping Yantai Port’s business continue to grow.”