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Posted by August 26, 2019

Hybrid Straddle Carriers to Improve Antwerp Hub

Photo: Kalmar

Photo: Kalmar

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, won a contract to supply Lineas Intermodal with two Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q3 order intake with delivery scheduled to be completed in Q1 2020.

Being the largest private rail freight operator in Europe, Lineas operates the intermodal rail connected terminal ‘Main Hub’ in Antwerp-North. The company’s Green Xpress network concept offers customers a door-to-door solution with daily, fast and reliable rail connections between Europe’s economic hubs, significantly improving the supply chain and the ecological footprint of its customers. Lineas Intermodal’s equipment fleet already includes four Kalmar straddle carriers.

The Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers will help Lineas Intermodal significantly reduce both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when compared to using traditional diesel-powered machines. Hybrid machines also generate much less noise than their diesel counterparts. The Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carrier also features a maintenance-free regenerative energy system that converts braking and spreader lowering energy into electrical power and stores it in a state-of-the-art on-board lithium-ion battery system.

The machines delivered to Lineas Intermodal will have a four-high stacking capacity and a lifting capacity of 40 tons.