Power packs: the largest versions of the Gloria reachstacker can handle loads of more than 100 metric tons
Where containers are handled, you’re bound to see some really heavy machinery. Like the reachstackers from Kalmar. But the Swedish manufacturer does more than just produce powerful vehicles. The company also draws up scenarios envisaging the way in which ports will function and the future of cargo handling in general. Originally launched in 2011, “Port 2060” was revised by Kalmar to take a more holistic look at the entire logistics chain. All ports will be automated and run on renewable energy with zero carbon emissions, the report claims.
Furthermore, the port specialists forecast that continuous predictive maintenance will ensure that everything runs smoothly at all times. And: big data will be used to the full benefit of our society. Tantalizing prospects that can be viewed and studied here. We can only hope that by 2060 the massive port machines produce images that are just as fascinating as they are today.