Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kalmars for Halterm

Halterm, the container terminal operated by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in the south end of Halifax, is getting some new container handling equipment.

The first deliveries are three new Kalmar Front End Loaders (FELS) that arrived by sea from Sweden at the Fairview Cove container terminal operated by competitor Cerescorp. Atlantic Container Line, which includes Gothenburg in its port calls, delivered the units to Halifax and Atlantic Tiltload Ltd trucked them to Halterm.

The Kalmars are truly massive units, when seen in comparison to ATL's Western Star as it exits the Fairview Cove pier.

As they come off the ship, the cab is in a lowered position, the rear fenders are not installed and the lift mast was shipped separately.
 A fully assembled unit has been doing trials with some typical 20 ft containers.

They appear to be Kalmar's biggest model, called the DCF 520 which has a lifting capacity of 52 tonnes.
See the brochure:  kalmar-forklifts-1852-ton-capacity/

Kalmar is part of the Cargotec group of companies which also includes the Ottawa brand terminal tractor, and Hiab cranes, among others. They also build straddle carriers and reach stackers, and provide various services to terminal design and operation.
See more: Kalmar Milestones

Halterm will also be getting 8 new intermodal terminal tractors, for shuttling containers within the terminal and 5 new RoRo tractors that will move containers off and onto ships.

1 comment:

  1. The Kalmar Ottawa T2 yard tractors have also arrived. They are being readied in one of the sheds.