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Maritime Transport orders 14 new reach stackers 

14 June 2024

SANY and Kalmar are the chosen suppliers to help the firm scale its container handling operations.

THE €8 million investment will facilitate growing demand for rail freight services and the expansion of Maritime’s intermodal network, with the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) at Northampton Gateway and a new container storage facility at the Port of Liverpool opening later this year. 

Cooper Specialised Handling will deliver six SANY reach stackers, including two SRSC4540G models and four H9s, to support operations at Maritime’s recently expanded terminal at East Midlands Gateway, and to the new facilities in Northampton and Liverpool once operational. Simultaneously, two Kalmar Eco reachstackers will be deployed at Maritime’s rail freight terminal in Wakefield, while a further six will be stationed at Hams Hall. All 14 reach stackers are set to be delivered over the next two years.

Maritime Transport national plant manager Tom Glenn, says: “This investment will play an important role in our strategy to accelerate modal shift, facilitating the movement of more cargo by rail as sustainable logistics becomes an increasingly popular and necessary model. SANY and Kalmar machines are renowned for their superior quality performance and reliability, and we’re excited to integrate them across our terminals to ensure our new and existing facilities are operating at their full potential while contributing to lower emissions in our operations.”