Published 19 December 2017
Cargotec’s Kalmar has secured a contract to supply an automated straddle carrier system for a project in Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven in Germany.
Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven is claimed to be Germany’s only deep-water container terminal at JadeWeserPort.
Under the deal, Kalmar will supply four automated four-high straddle carriers and emulation system for the container terminal.
The live equipment and emulation environment will use Kalmar’s terminal logistics system (TLS) that enables to control all automated equipment, process automation solutions and access control, security and failure monitoring devices through a single platform.
Kalmar TLS is an advanced equipment control system pre-incorporated with the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS).
Eurogate, along with APM Terminals, is managing the pilot project on an area of Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven’s site that will not involve in day-to-day operations.
The pilot project has been designed to show that automated straddle carrier technology is fully functional, safe and ready to commence operations.
Kalmar is planning to deliver the first vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The results will be provided to all project partners after completion of the pilot project. Based on the discussions, Eurogate will select the sites to deploy the automated straddle carrier system.
Kalmar intelligent horizontal transportation solutions vice president Mikko Mononen said: “Our automated straddle terminal solution and state-of-the-art technology has already been successfully rolled out at major ports in the US and Australia.
“We were chosen to partner with Eurogate not just because of our successful track record of both manned and automated straddle carrier projects, but also due to our shared vision for automation built on the Kalmar Key platform with open interfaces.”
Kalmar provides a range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres, as well as heavy industry.
Image: Kalmar AutoStrad. Photo: courtesy of GlobeNewswire / Cargotec Corporation.
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