Stevedore ECT has ordered 11 new Kalmar automated stacking cranes (ASCs), increasing the crane fleet at its Rotterdam terminals to 120.
ECT developed the ASC concept with Kalmar and introduced the first units into service in 1989. The most recent order follows on from six cranes ordered in December, 2003.
Delivery of the cranes in the latest order is expected to be finalised in April, 2005. The value of the order was not released.
The new cranes are capable of stacking a container over four-high stacks and six containers wide.
ECT Europe Container Terminals is part of the Hutchison Port Holdings Group.