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Kalmar to deliver 10 straddle carriers to DP World's West Swanson Terminal in Melbourne


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received orders for 10 diesel-electric straddle carriers from DP World for their West Swanson Terminal in Melbourne, Australia. One order for five units was booked in Cargotec's 2015 fourth quarter order intake and the other five units were booked in 2016 first quarter order intake. The machines will be delivered during the third quarter of 2016.
Max Kruse, Chief Operating Officer, DP World Australia, says: "At DP World, we are committed to working towards an ultimate policy of zero harm to people and the environment. Kalmar straddle carriers have been chosen for our existing terminal in Melbourne for their energy efficiency, reliability and operator comfort." 
Peter McLean, Vice President, Australia and New Zealand at Kalmar says: "We are excited to receive this order from our long standing customer DP World. We are pleased to offer them a solution that boosts productivity, efficiency and safety through increased operating performance and superior operator ergonomics."
The newly redesigned cabin on these Kalmar straddle carriers features a more spacious interior as well as a new window geometry that reduces night-time reflections and cabin noise. 
Photo caption: Kalmar will deliver ten diesel-electric straddle carriers to DP World's West Swanson Terminal in Melbourne, Australia. Image courtesy of Port of Melbourne Corporation.
Further information for the press:
Peter McLean, Vice President, Australia and New Zealand, Kalmar, tel. +61 412 663 879
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096,
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.
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs almost 11,000 people. 


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