Kalmar receives first order for newly launched range of empty container handlers
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 5 DECEMBER 2016 AT 9 AM (EET)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order from the Port of Vienna's WienCont Container Terminal for three new twin lift capability empty container handlers. Delivery and start-up is set for April 2017.
The contract marks the first order of equipment from Kalmar's DCG80-100 empty container handler range, which was launched in Munich on 9 November. The new range offers customers the best lifetime value currently available on the market with better performance, greater reliability, less downtime and lower running costs for the machine. This order continues the terminal's history of choosing Kalmar's dependable products and high service availability.
WienCont Container Terminal Ges.m.b.H., a subsidiary of the Port of Vienna, is a trimodal terminal serving rail, road and inland waterways. WienCont's annual capacity of approximately 480,000 TEU makes it the largest combined transport terminal on the Danube and its capacity is expected to grow by 3-5% per year over the next five years.
The 10-tonne capacity handlers are fitted with options including reverse warning system, tyre pressure monitoring system and the Kalmar Smart Fleet monitoring system that enables a more effective management of the container handling operations. In returning to a fleet of Kalmar-only equipment, WienCont is able to streamline its maintenance needs, as the new machines will fall under an existing Kalmar service agreement, which also includes two onsite mechanics.
"In order to prepare for the future, it is important that we choose high quality equipment with modern capabilities that will meet our growing handling requirements. We have chosen Kalmar as the brand to trust for their reliable machines, low downtime, and cost-effective service for our intermodal operations," says Robert Groiss, Managing Director of WienCont Container.
The three new Kalmar DCG100-45ED6 container handlers join a fleet of 4 Kalmar DRF/DRG reachstackers, 2 Kalmar DRF/DRG empty container reachstackers, 1 Kalmar DCF100-45E6 empty container handler, 1 Kalmar DCG70-32E3 container handler, and 1 Kalmar TT612D terminal tractor.
Further information for the press:
Jürgen Wurzer, Managing Director, Kalmar Austria, tel. +43 463 717 8815
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 (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com