Kalmar Shuttle Carrier The fastest way between ship and stack Decoupling makes your every move count The Kalmar shuttle carrier improves terminal throughput by decoupling ship-to-shore and yard operations. It is the ideal horizontal transportation system for terminals designed around automated stacking cranes or rubber-tyred gantry cranes. Kalmar’s modular shuttle carriers are built on the decades of experience behind Kalmar straddle carriers, offering the same industry-leading features in control systems, engine technology, hoisting, hydraulics, brakes, cabin and spreaders. The shuttle carrier concept is based on buffer areas from which containers can be picked up the moment they become available. In this way, each type of equipment can operate at its own optimum speed and best performance. Less waiting, improved productivity In smaller terminals, shuttle carriers can also serve as 1-over-1 straddle carriers without the need for additional stacking equipment. Flexible twin lifting and support for ship-to-shore tandem operation add further gains in productivity. With shuttle carriers, container handover does not require the simultaneous presence of the crane and carrier. Shuttle carriers enable cranes to place the container on the ground, eliminating the slow process of positioning containers on trailers. Cutting-edge innovation Kalmar develops energy-efficient, safe and intelligent machinery and automation solutions at its Technology and Competence Centre in Tampere, Finland. The Centre is a unique research facility that simulates port operations and includes an extensive testing area for new equipment and solutions. Modular design for superior versatility The latest generation of Kalmar shuttle carriers offers unprecedented gains in manoeuvrability and efficiency, translating directly into improved productivity as well as cost savings in your terminal operations. Kalmar offers three shuttle carrier models to suit different needs. All current models feature modular designs that give the possibility to customise machines based on the specific needs of your terminal. fuel consumption, advanced safety features and superior operator ergonomics, Kalmar shuttle carriers are the fastest way to move containers horizontally within terminals. Future-proofed for automation Faster, safer, more economical Kalmar shuttle carriers are a product of Kalmar’s commitment to research and development that responds directly to customer needs. Featuring stateof-the-art drive technology, significantly decreased Automation is the key element in keeping future terminals competitive. All Kalmar shuttle carriers are ready to take advantage of the major benefits offered by port and process automation, from supporting the efficiency achieved by manually operated models to the fully automated AutoShuttle carriers. Lower fuel consumption, higher performance The world’s first real hybrid shuttle carrier offers cost savings and improves the sustainability of your operations. The new Kalmar hybrid shuttle carrier is a true leap forward in terminal yard equipment. A regenerative energy system converts electrical braking and spreader lowering energy into electric power that is stored by means of state-of-the-art battery technology. An automated start-stop system chooses the optimal balance between engine and battery power. This also extends engine and generator lifetimes as well as maintenance intervals. Less frequent servicing and refuelling increases machine availability. Consuming up to 40% less fuel than existing shuttle carriers in the market, Kalmar hybrid shuttle carriers offer lifetime value through savings in operational costs. Meeting emission regulations In addition to guaranteeing the best fuel efficiency in the market, the Kalmar hybrid shuttle carrier easily meets the most stringent engine emission regulations worldwide. The model emits over 50 tonnes less CO2 per year than a traditional diesel-electric machine. Higher uptime, more work done Kalmar hybrid shuttle carriers will keep containers on the move rapidly and reliably, year after year. The hybrid shuttle is economical to maintain, with service intervals of up to 1,000 hours. The new energy storage is maintenance-free. All regular maintenance points are easily accessible from the ground or the top frame platform. Fast, silent, economical The Kalmar hybrid is the quietest and most economical shuttle carrier ever built. Revolutionary ride The new steering system features individual control of each wheel. Agile mover In any container terminal, every saved second makes a difference in productivity. The Kalmar hybrid shuttle carrier contributes directly to your profitability with greatly increased manoeuvrability. The new Kalmar hybrid shuttle carrier features a completely redesigned drive and steering system with individual control of each wheel. The machine can move diagonally in “crab” mode or even pirouette on the spot around its vertical axis. This radical increase in manoeuvrability enables shorter work cycles and reduces terminal congestion. For further operator comfort, at high speeds the shuttle carrier automatically switches to “truck” mode with the front wheels steering. Superior safety Kalmar shuttle carriers have the strongest frame offered by any manufacturer, featuring a streamlined yet extremely rigid design. All key components are protected within the side frame, yet are easily accessible for maintenance. With its active torquebased stability control system, the Kalmar hybrid shuttle carrier establishes a new level for safety of operations. Proven reliability In use worldwide since 2006, the Kalmar classic shuttle carrier continues to offer excellent value to port and terminal operators. Kalmar classic shuttle carriers are easily maintained. Only basic mechanical skills are needed, and all maintenance points are readily accessible. Like other Kalmar shuttle carriers, the classic model is designed for extended service intervals of up to 1,000 hours, keeping downtime to a minimum while maximising equipment utilisation. Power mover The all-new Kalmar electric shuttle carrier offers high performance, excellent fuel efficiency and low noise. Featuring diesel-electric drive combined with the same superb manoeuvrability as the hybrid shuttle carrier, the electric complies with the latest exhaust emission regulations and can be fully automated. The new Kalmar electric shuttle carrier offers all the latest features in a diesel-electric configuration. With the exception of a different power train, the model range offers exactly the same productivity, mobility and safety benefits as the new Kalmar hybrid shuttle carrier. The electric version features highly reliable hydraulics with low oil volumes, very low noise and exhaust emissions as well as low fuel consumption. As with the Kalmar hybrid shuttle carrier, a reliable winch rope hoist system features a loose rope prevention and indicator system, and offers simple rope installation with only six pulleys. Powerful simplicity The Kalmar classic shuttle carrier is powered by fuelefficient yet powerful diesel engines and a reliable, low-noise hydrostatic drive. The classic model is equipped with Kalmar’s patented Smoothlift hoist system that features a single hoist cylinder requiring no brakes or gears. Technical excellence, driven by your needs The new Kalmar hybrid and electric shuttle carriers offer a wide range of advanced features that boost productivity, shorten cycle times, improve safety and provide the best operator experience in the industry. Ergonomic cabin for productivity and safety Active stability control The newly redesigned cabin features a more spacious interior as well as a new window geometry that reduces night-time reflections and cabin noise. Automatic stability control ensures smooth and safe driving by continuously monitoring speed, turn radius and the spreader’s position, slowing the vehicle automatically when needed. The new active stability control is installed as a standard feature on Kalmar hybrid and electric shuttle carriers. The new cabin has been designed together with Kalmar customers. In addition to its intuitive user interface, the cabin features dimmable LED lighting, more ergonomic seating as well as excellent allaround visibility – all factors contributing to ease and safety of operation. All spreader functions are controlled with the right hand and steering with the left. The operator seat can be rotated electrically to any position within 180 degrees, allowing comfortable driving in all directions. Independent steering The revolutionary independent steering geometry allows Kalmar hybrid and electric shuttle carriers to manoeuvre with greatly increased precision and speed. By turning the front and rear tyres into opposite directions, the vehicle can spin in place or move diagonally sideways. The shuttle carrier can also be driven with front wheel steering. Remote connection and monitoring All Kalmar shuttle carriers can be equipped for remote connections and monitoring, allowing seamless integration with diagnostic applications. New hybrid drive The Kalmar hybrid is the world’s first real hybrid shuttle carrier. The model features a new power unit platform, a small diesel engine of approximately 70 kW power, a permanent magnet generator and state-of-the-art battery technology. By utilising mechanical energy from braking and spreader lowering, the system can deliver a remarkable 40% decrease in fuel consumption compared to existing shuttle carriers in the market. This not only adds up to significant cost savings for your terminal, but also increases the sustainability of your operations. Heavy-duty spreaders with superior features Bromma, a Cargotec company, is the industry’s most experienced spreader manufacturer, known worldwide for crane spreaders of exceptional reliability. Drawing on 30 years of Bromma’s continuous research and development, Kalmar offers spreaders with an unrivalled range of features such as positive physical longitudinal locking for T-beams and hard wiring for all spreader electric functions. Integration with the shuttle carrier’s safety system ensures secure and fast container handling. Single lift spreader Ready for automation Although the main issues impacting productivity have likely already been solved at existing terminals, there is still a considerable efficiency improvement possible. Saving mere seconds per activity by easing the work of the operators results in significant yearly savings. Kalmar AutoShuttle™: Streamlining horizontal transportation A fully automated container terminal sets the industry standard for productivity and costs. The automation results in reliable performance as well as vastly improved safety and security. Process automation facilitates exactly that. By capturing information and automating its flow, small incremental improvements are turned into significant productivity gains. This makes process automation an accessible and fast way to get immediate productivity improvements for a relatively small initial investment. Even a partial adaptation of process automation increases productivity and equipment utilisation rates, improves safety and reduces the potential for manual errors. Kalmar AutoShuttle carriers pick and place containers directly from the ground under the ship-to-shore crane, thus creating a buffer under the crane. Flexible use of buffers enables the crane to support twin lift, tandem lift and dual cycling. Kalmar SmartPort is the most comprehensive platform for terminal process automation in the marine industry. SmartPort spans the entire range of automation solutions for terminal operations. As AutoShuttles have a higher utilisation rate, fewer vehicles are required to transport the same number of containers, reducing both the associated investment in equipment and the overall maintenance costs. A reduction of 50% in comparison to a terminal featuring flatbed automated guided vehicles is typical. The reduced number of vehicles on the apron also leads directly to less traffic congestion as well as shorter waiting periods. In the yard, SmartStack ensures that through real time automated inventory reporting and management, you will never have to waste time searching for your containers. SmartPath increases equipment utilisation rates through position dependent order assignment, ensuring the right shuttle carrier for each job. The fleet of shuttle carriers can be monitored remotely with SmartFleet, allowing you to increase the availability and providing optimal equipment efficiency at all times. AutoShuttle operation normally takes place under the ship-to-shore crane backreach, leaving space for manual operation under the crane portal. A fence separates the automated and manual areas. The base spreader on Kalmar shuttle carriers is a single-lift 20’–40’ spreader with fully floating twist locks. The twin lift spreader provides enhanced container handling capacity with minimal service requirements. The twin lift spreader is available in capacities of 20’, 40’ and 2 x 20’ and it is based on the robust 20’–40’ spreader. Extendable twin lift spreader The latest addition to the Bromma spreader family is the extendable twin lift spreader with 20’–40’–45’ and 2 x 20’ measures. It enables 5’ of movement in twin handling. This enables, for example, easy access to check the door seals directly beneath a ship-to-shore crane. Making sure your business never stops Defining the right maintenance strategy is a critical decision. Will you choose to run operations yourself or work with a partner? To which partner you trust the maintenance makes a big difference for your business. We at Kalmar are committed to provide lifetime care to contribute to your long-term success. Kalmar Care adopts to your needs Kalmar Care is our flexible and scalable maintenance service portfolio that allows you to focus your resources on your core business. We have designed it to reduce your operational risks, as you get the flexibility to handle peaks, improve internal cost transparency and maximise the availability of your fleet. Automating existing fleets All Kalmar shuttle carriers integrate seamlessly with SmartPort solutions and can be automated in a costefficient way. The automation level of new machines can be customised based on your needs. Twin lift spreader There are four different types of contracts to choose from. With Support Care, we will support your maintenance process on demand. Essential Care covers agreed maintenance tasks proactively. Complete Care will meet your complete maintenance requirements and with Optimal Care, we take maintenance one step further – we use our knowledge and experience to optimise your business performance. We also support you with a wide range of parts and logistics services. In addition to maintenance, we perform extensive refurbishment and upgrade projects with experience. Global network, local presence Kalmar provides services for all cargo handling brands. Currently we are present in over 120 countries, with more than 1,500 service professionals supporting more than 1,000 customers worldwide. Kalmar, part of Cargotec, offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com Kalmar Ruskontie 55, PO Box 387 FI-33101 Tampere, Finland tel. +358 20 777 5000 firstname.lastname@example.org All information provided herein is provided for information purposes only, without any warranty or guarantee of any kind, express, implied or otherwise. Information is subject to change without prior notice.