US freight and logistics operator Tropical Shipping has ordered two Kalmar reach stackers and three hybrid straddle carriers.
Scheduled for delivery for the end of the year, the straddle carriers will be stationed at its port terminals in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and St. Croix in the Bahamas. One of the hybrid straddle carriers will also be delivered to its St. Thomas terminal as well as to its main terminal in Palm Beach, Florida.
Tim DiPietropolo, vice president of operations at Tropical Shipping, said: “Our collaboration with Kalmar has been excellent from the beginning and we highly value their equipment for its high quality, excellent performance and reliability. The new Kalmar diesel-electric straddle carriers help us reduce both fuel costs and emissions, and Kalmar's reach stackers help us improve the efficiency and ergonomics of our drivers.”
Troy Thompson, Americas sales director of Kalmar Automation Solutions, added: “We are pleased to continue our close collaboration with Tropical Shipping. Tropical Shipping’s operations rely solely on Kalmar equipment that helps the customer operate flexibly, safely and efficiently. We are happy to continue to develop our cooperation and support the customer as they renew their equipment.”
Part of the Saltchuk group, Tropical Shipping provides a range of freight and logistics services throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean from its headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida.