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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Places Order with Kalmar

[ January 12, 2024   //   ]

Norwegian logistics service provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen has reached agreement with Kalmar, part of Cargotec, to supply four heavy electric forklift trucks, two electric reachstackers and three heavy terminal tractors for the carrier’s U.S. logistics network.

The order, which also includes the Kalmar Insight fleet performance management tool, was booked in Cargotec’s Q4 2023 order intake.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s relationship with Kalmar “stretches back more than three decades,” said Ove Moring, head of supplier and contract management.

One of Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s strategic goals with regards to reducing its onshore logistics emissions is its clean fleet initiative whereby all new equipment, where practicable, is zero emission.

“This new agreement to renew our cargo-handling equipment with fully electric and more eco-efficient machines is an important step supporting our clean fleet initiative in the U.S., Moring said.”

Svante Alverönn, vice president, global service solutions for Kalmar, the order “is another clear demonstration of the rapidly rising demand for robust fully electric equipment that is capable of moving heavy loads, and represents the first sales of our electric reachstacker and heavy electric forklift to a customer in the USA.”

Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s land-based network of logistics services comprises eight terminals, 11 inland distribution networks and more than 66 services and processing centers around the world. The company operates 125 vessels in 15 trade routes across six continents.

Kalmar provides sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centers and heavy industry, through an extensive electric portfolio and global service network.

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