PCC Intermodal invests further in
Kalmar reachstackers to expand rail operations in Poland
part of Cargotec, has received a further order for five new reachstackers from
long-standing customer PCC Intermodal S.A (PCC) in Poland. The new 45-tonne
machines boost the PCC fleet of Kalmar reachstackers to 13 units and will be
operating at Gliwice, Brzeg Dolny and Kutno rail terminals. The order is booked
into Cargotec's third quarter intake, with one unit delivered in July and next
ones scheduled for delivery by the end of 2014.
PCC again opted for the Kalmar solution based on Kalmar's proven experience with
intermodal container handling applications. In this instance, PCC has selected
Kalmar DRF reachstackers to work with rail and road trucks and within container
yard. The company's main activity is synchronised intermodal transportation of
containers by regular rail and road transport connections throughout Poland,
directly to the customer's door.
The project was partially funded by the Centre of European Transport Projects (CUPT)
as part of infrastructure development for Polish intermodal companies. Kalmar's
experience with co-funded tenders was an important factor during procedure,
given it resulted in a combination of a technical solution that precisely
matched PCC's requirements, coupled with a competitive price. The order also
includes a preventive maintenance package for two years, or 4,000 hours
operation, for four of the machines.
Adam Adamek, Vice President at PCC Intermodal S.A said, "We have again selected
Kalmar primarily because of their ability to meet requirements and deliver high
quality equipment on time. Kalmar understands the intermodal transshipment
business very well and therefore could tailor a solution that fulfilled our
Jakub Wojciechowski, Senior Sales and Service Manager at Kalmar Poland, adds,
"The Kalmar reachstackers are exceptionally capable machines. Four of the
45-tonne capacity units are equipped with Volvo Penta TAD1360 EURIIIB engines
and the fifth with a Cummins QSM11 EUR111A engine. Our strategy was to maximise
container throughput at PCC's various inland terminals and help to reduce the
cost of operation, hence PCC also opted for the preventive maintenance packages
which help to maximise machine uptime."