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Kalmar equipment automation

The increasing volume of container traffic, larger vessels and the pressure to minimise turnaround times is driving the need for increased efficiency. Put simply, you need to process more containers in less time and in less space, all while complying with ever stricter environmental regulations. When you add to this the drive to optimise safety and reduce costs, automation is the natural solution.

The increase in productivity enabled by automation reduces your operational costs while at the same time building a solid foundation for future growth. With automation, you’re ready for tomorrow, today.

Driving innovation in automation

Automation ensures consistent, predictable and reliable performance. This in turn makes your planning and ship handling dependable – giving your terminal a competitive advantage and boosting business.

We were the first to introduce automated stacking cranes, in 1990 at the European Container Terminals site in the Netherlands, and we launched the first automated straddle carriers at Hoogovens in the Netherlands in 1993. We continue to lead the industry in equipment automation solutions in the new millennium, having delivered the the first automated straddle carrier terminal, in Brisbane, Australia in 2005 and the first three-crane automated stacking system, for HHLA in Hamburg, Germany in 2009 .

We also realised a hybrid terminal layout at the TraPac terminal in Los Angeles, USA in 2014, and introduced the most advanced RTG terminal to date, due to open in Oslo, Norway in 2015.

Automated Straddle terminal

With only a single piece of equipment required for the automation of your quay, stack and landside operations, realising an automated straddle terminal can be simple, low-risk and achieved within a short timeframe.

ASC terminal

Automated stacking cranes enable the highest possible capacity and stacking density. The ASC terminal optimises throughput and stack footprint.

AutoRTG terminal

Rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes are the most popular equipment choice for container stacking at terminals around the world, especially where high-capacity stacking and good manoeuvrability are key requirements.

Terminal conversion

Although automation is more straightforward at greenfield terminals, it is possible to convert existing – or brownfield – terminals to partial or full automation.