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Cargotec Receives an Order for 30 Terminal Tractors, 7 RTGs and 5 Reachstackers from Colombia


Kalmar, the business area providing container handling solutions within Cargotec, has received an order for 30 terminal tractors, seven E-One+ rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) and five reachstackers from Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena (SPRC). The equipment will operate at SPRC's new Contecar terminal in Cartagena, located on the Caribbean coast. The smaller equipment is scheduled to be on-site by November, and the RTGs will be operational by May of 2009. The order has been booked in Cargotec's second quarter figures.
Kalmar's long partnership with SPRC dates back to 1997 when it was the first terminal in the world to receive Kalmar RTGs outfitted with its autosteering and container positioning verification system, Smartrail®. The new 1+6 wide and 1-over-6 high units will also come equipped with Smartrail® as well as Kalmar's Remote Monitoring Interface (RMI). The latest order for cranes will bring the total number of Kalmar RTGs ordered by SPRC to 27.
Contecar will supplement SPRC's existing terminal operations by adding a further 3 million TEU capacity in a clean, modern and efficient facility. A TEU stands for one 20-foot container.
The unit price for an E-One+ rubber-tyred gantry crane varies between EUR 1-1.5 million.
Cargotec Corporation
Eeva Mäkelä
For further information, please contact:
Pekka Vauramo, President, Kalmar, tel. +358 204 55 4873
Minna Karhu, Vice President, Corporate Communications, tel. +358 204 55 4630
Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows by offering handling systems and the related services for the loading and unloading of goods. Cargotec's brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGREGOR, are global market leaders in their fields and their solutions are used on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Extensive services close to customers ensure the continuous usability of equipment. Cargotec is the technology leader in its field, its R&D focusing on innovative solutions that take environmental considerations into account. Cargotec's sales are EUR 3 billion and the company employs over 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki.
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