Patrick Terminals invests in hybrid straddles

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Patrick Terminals has announced an investment in 10 Kalmar hybrid straddles for its Melbourne terminal, positioning it as the first container terminal operator in Australia to invest in this technology.

It says these new straddles are expected to be commissioned in 2024.

“We are proud to be the first container terminal operator in Australia to invest in the Kalmar hybrid straddles and set new benchmarks for more environmentally friendly container handling,” says Patrick Terminals CEO Michael Jovicic.

“As a leader in the industry, we understand the importance of reducing our carbon footprint and promoting environmentally responsible practices.

“Together with our trusted partner, Kalmar, we have a shared dedication to building a more sustainable industry. By investing in these hybrid straddles, we are making a strong commitment towards our decarbonisation journey.”

This investment is part of Patrick Terminals’ commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainability. The new Kalmar hybrid straddles can reduce fuel consumption by up to 40 per cent, compared to equivalent diesel-powered machines and will support Patrick Terminals’ decarbonisation strategy.

“Kalmar is very pleased to continue the excellent collaboration with Patrick Terminals,” says Sales Director APAC Horizontal Transportation Kalmar, Allan Baker.

“We are delighted with the order of the first 10 hybrid straddle carriers for Patrick Terminals, Melbourne. The hybrid straddles, which can cut fuel consumption by up to 40 per cent compared to equivalent diesel-powered machines, will play an important role in supporting Patrick Terminals with their decarbonisation strategy.”

The new hybrid straddles from Kalmar are designed to be highly efficient and reliable, with low emissions and noise levels. The hybrid straddles feature advanced technology that enables them to operate on electric power, reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

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