Portland to add new reach stackers

Portland to add new reach stackers

The Port of Portland will purchase four new container-handling reach stackers to boost operations at its T-6 terminal.

During the past four years, the port said it has purchased 12 Kalmar DRS4531S5 Reach Stackers as part of its program to replace outdated and worn out equipment.

The new purchase exercises a contract option for the reach stackers with CB Toyota-Lift at a cost of $1.44 million, or $359,687 per unit.

The Pacific Northwest port uses reach stackers to move cargo containers transiting T-6 by rail, truck, river barge and ship. In 2003, volume through T-6 was a port-record 339,571 TEUs. Through April, container volume is up 2 percent year-on-year.

The new vehicles will arrive sometime in December 2004.