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Kalmar to deliver first rubber-tyred gantry cranes in Egypt




Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver four Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Company (DCHC) in Damietta, Egypt. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2015 fourth quarter order intake with a delivery and start-up date in 2016.

The Kalmar RTGs are set to boost container handling capacity as transshipment is increasing in the Suez Canal area. DCHC is one of the largest container terminals in Egypt's Mediterranean side, with ongoing capacity expansion planned to cater to the increasing operational requirements of customers. 

Mika Virtanen, Vice President for RTG and STS cranes at Kalmar said: "We are delighted to have gained this valuable order from a new RTG market for us. As terminal operators gear up for higher container throughput, our RTGs can deliver improved efficiency and cost reduction at various terminals around the globe."

DCHC selected diesel-electric Kalmar E-One2 RTGs to facilitate the expansion of their operations as they considerably improve handling efficiency and lower operating costs. The cranes have the capability of handling 7+1 wide with 1 over 5 high stacking and a maximum lift capacity of 41 tonnes. The contract includes spare parts, training for operators and technicians as well as inspection services for the cranes.

Further information for the press:

Mika Virtanen, Vice President, RTG and STS Cranes, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 5000
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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