CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 7 JULY 2014 AT 10 AM (EEST)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order to supply ten electric straddle carriers to its long standing customer Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT), part of the Contship Italia Group, in Gioia Tauro, Italy. The order was booked into Kalmar's second quarter order intake with deliveries scheduled for November 2014.
The latest order sees Kalmar strengthen an already long standing relationship with MCT. Currently handling an annual 3 million TEUs, the transshipment hub continues to grow and is now considered to be the "Mega Hub "in the South Europe region, with both global reach to all major markets and regional connections on a weekly basis with over 60 ports throughout the Mediterranean, Tyrrhenian, Aegean and Black Sea.
Kalmar's latest electric straddle carrier models offer high performance, excellent fuel efficiency and low noise level. The machines to be delivered comply with the latest exhaust emission regulations whilst also improving fuel efficiency by up to 20% over previous models and reducing running costs overall. The 3-high straddle carriers have the capacity of 40 tons.
Domenico Bagalá, Managing Director at MCT, said: "Kalmar consistently delivers a solution that precisely meets our needs. Their straddle carriers are exceptionally high quality, providing us with proven reliability and productivity, that's why our straddle carrier fleet is predominantly supplied by Kalmar. Having said that, owning and operating costs are now a critical factor in the selection process, given the challenges represented by the current unstable economic environment. In this respect, Kalmar's latest electric machines clearly make a significant contribution to lowering fuel costs and boosting productivity.
"Kalmar Italia provides excellent after sales support, with dedicated engineers available when we need them. The quality of their sales and service personnel is another key reason why we have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship", he added.
For further information, please contact:
Marco Tosi, Managing Director, Cargotec Italia, +39 348 544 72 53, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tero Kokko, Vice President, Horizontal Transportation, Kalmar, tel. +358 40 542 7427, email@example.com
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com