Container handlers for the Netherlands

Dutch transportation and logistics company Star Container Services has taken delivery of 12, 11 tonne DCG80-110 empty container handlers from Kalmar.

The DCG80-110 can stack up to eight containers weighing up to 11 tonnes the stackers, are equipped with Stage V diesels, a new Kalmar EGO cab with improved comfort and visibility helped by a new tilt cylinder design for greater driver stability and control. Deliveries are due to be completed by the end of June. Star has also ordered the new machines with a six year service contract.

The cranes will be deployed at the Rotterdam Maasvlakte terminal in the Netherlands where Star Containers is investing in its cargo handling fleet to support operations at Rotterdam’s newest port which is also home to the largest container cluster in Europe and has an open connection with the North Sea.
Two DCG80-110's at work

Andre Van Tonder of Star Containers said: "The huge expansion project at Rotterdam Maasvlakte is a key step forward for us and we require reliable equipment to support this expansion. Kalmar empty container handlers are the ideal solution for this project.”

Kalmar sales manager, John Schut added: "We are proud that Star Container has placed its trust in Kalmar equipment to support the expansion of its Rotterdam operations. In addition to the benefits of our equipment offering, our local service capabilities have played a crucial role in securing the agreement as they give the customer confidence that their machines will receive long term care."

Star Container is part of New York based Logisco, which employs around 73,000 people in more than 120 countries, in its various divisions which include land transportation, air freight, ocean freight and warehousing.