Cargotec's total solution seals straddle carrier deal in Malaysia
April 16, 2012
Cargotec supplies four Kalmar ESC340W Straddle Carriers to leading Malaysian port operator - Northport (Malaysia) Bhd. Kalmar's Edrive® ESC range of Straddle Carriers offer lower operating costs, a stronger sideframe for continuous twinlift operation and modular drive system with direct driven wheel hubs. The new W-type front cabin together with Smoothlift(TM) hoist system and rigid frame ensure excellent visibility and driver comfort which makes the enhanced Edrive® the ultimate machine for the operator. The 40-tonne models are scheduled for delivery to the company's Port Klang site in September 2012.
Northport has a longstanding working partnership with Cargotec, and these latest Kalmar models were selected based on Cargotec's track record of delivering quality equipment and excellent service. This close co-operation is reinforced by a large five-year service agreement in which Cargotec will provide continuous maintenance support on the new straddle carriers.
The new machine deal follows a contract that commissioned Cargotec to refurbish and upgrade eight of Northport's Ship-to-Shore cranes at its Container Terminal Two. Over the last twelve months, Cargotec has converted the older cranes to utilize the latest crane management system software and wireless remote diagnostics tools to ensure faster recovery time, higher uptime, and lower maintenance costs in the future. The majority are fitted with Bromma spreaders. Port Klang also now utilizes the Navis terminal operating system.