MIRRAT orders 12 Kalmar machines

New deal sees Cargotec provide MIRRAT with eight forklifts and four terminal tractors

MIRRAT orders 12 Kalmar machines
MIRRAT's Melbourne facility will feature four Kalmar DCG160-12 forklifts.


Melbourne International RoRo and Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT)’s new facility will feature 12 Kalmar machines when it opens in April next year thanks to a new agreement with Cargotec.

The new deal with Cargotec will see four Kalmar DCE330-RoRo forklifts, for moving break bulk cargo both on the wharf and on board vessels; four DCG160-12 forklifts, used for moving break bulk and assisting in R&D operations; and four modified Kalmar TR618i terminal tractors at the terminal.

Located in the Port of Melbourne, Australia's newest and largest automotive and RoRo terminal will be run by MIRRAT, a Wallenius Wilhelmsen Terminals Holding subsidiary, to cater for shipping lines, manufacturers of cars, trucks, heavy equipment specialised cargo, and stevedores.  

"One of MIRRAT's key offers to the market is efficiency, and to achieve and deliver on this it is important our team have the right tools at their disposal," MIRRAT head of commercial and stakeholder management Jed Smith says.

"The Kalmar machines will provide that support and allow us to work more effectively.

"Secondly, we are committed to sustainable low impact operations, and Kalmar's ability to provide EU Stage IV/ EPA Tier 4 Final engines on a number of the machines helps us achieve this goal.

"Our procurement decision was based on several factors; reliability, operational flexibility and environment factors and Kalmar represented the best balances of these elements."

Kalmar Australia’s general manager of mobile equipment Michael Wahab says the decision from MIRRAT is a tick of approval for its environmental efforts.

"We are delighted to be awarded the order and to be recognised as a provider of clean and environmentally sustainable solutions to the Australian port industry," Wahab says.

The two companies say the 12 machines will arrive at the Port of Melbourne facility between March and mid-April.


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