Material handling equipment manufacturer, Kalmar, has just received the first order for their recently introduced empty container handlers. According to sources, it was the Vienna’s WienCont Container Terminal that placed orders for three units of DCG80-100, a twin lift forklift truck that was released by the company last November in Munich.
WienCont Container Terminal is a unit of the Port of Vienna. It is a trimodal terminal that is well known for serving road, rail, and inland waterways. They have an annual capacity of about 480,000 twenty-foot equivalent units, making them the largest transport terminal on the river of Danube. The three new DCG80-100 units, basically, aren’t their first Kalmar machines. Currently, they already operate one Kalmar DCF100-45E6 empty container handler, one TT612D terminal tractor, two DRF/DRG empty container reach stackers, four DRF/DRG reach stackers, and one Kalmar DCG70-32E3 container handler.
“In order to prepare for the future, it is important that we choose high-quality equipment with modern capabilities that will meet our growing handling requirements,” stated Robert Groiss, the managing director at WienCont Container. “We have chosen Kalmar as the brand to trust for their reliable machines, low downtime, and cost-effective service for our intermodal operations,” he added.
Kalmar is a part of Cargotec and is popular for providing the ports, distribution centers, and warehouses with effective cargo handling solutions.
Their DCG80-100 range of empty container handlers, particularly, is a combination of efficiency and power. Featuring a 10-tonne capacity, they are equipped with superb options, such as the tyre pressure monitoring system and the reverse warning system. They also integrate the Kalmar Smart Fleet monitoring system, which is designed to allow a more effective management of the material handling operations.
Kalmar is expected to deliver the three truck units to the Port of Vienna’s WienCont Container Terminal sometime in April of next year.