CROWLEY Liner Services has placed orders with Kalmar, a part of Cargotec, for seven top loaders for operation in Jacksonville and Port Everglades, Florida, while Crowley Puerto Rico Services ordered eight reachstackers for operation in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The equipment is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2017, a Cargotec release said.
Crowley is investing heavily in new vessels, terminal upgrades, and terminal operating systems to facilitate growth. Part of that investment includes upgrading its container handling fleet as the company switches to grounded operations.
Sales manager Vincent Hruska of Kalmar Counterbalanced Equipment, said: "The order is a follow up to the five Kalmar machines delivered to Crowley in 2015 and demonstrates their confidence in Kalmar's product reliability, Tier 3 engines, and support network. In 2015 Kalmar sold a record number of top loaders in North America and this deal continues that trend."
The top loaders can handle loads of up to 41 tonnes and the reachstackers manage loads up to 45 tonnes.
Source : SN-TR.