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Kalmar Trade press release

Neuss Trimodal awards Cargotec an order for four Kalmar reachstackers

8/23/2010

Cargotec has received an order for four Kalmar reachstackers from Neuss Trimodal GmbH. The intermodal operator, located on the banks of the Rhein River at Germany's Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen, has opted for two Kalmar DRF400-60C5 and two Kalmar DFR450-60S5 reachstackers. The units will be delivered in November.

As an operator of a trimodal terminal where sea, rail and road converge, the new Kalmar machines will help Neuss Trimodal keep up with the region's demand for multimodal transport. The company has been expanding its operations to meet customers' needs.

Its latest order for DRF machines will improve the dependability and performance of its existing Kalmar reachstacker fleet.

"For the last 10 years we have operated with Kalmar machines placing a significant level of demand on their availability by employing them six days a week, three shifts a day," says Ulrich Altmann, Managing Director of Neuss Trimobal. "These reachstackers have proven their worth over the years as reliable and versatile workhorses. Their ability to handle containers and other bulk cargo arriving by sea, rail or road makes them essential to our operation."

Neuss Trimodal's new machines will come equipped with load capacities of up to 45 tonnes in the first row. All Kalmar reachstackers are built with trusted, first-class components and engineered with environmental care taken into consideration.

Since the start of production, Cargotec has delivered more than 6,000 Kalmar reachstackers worldwide to customers operating at port, railway, inland and other transport terminals. The success of the 'F'-series model further demonstrates how customers continue to prefer the reliability and versatility of Kalmar reachstackers.

Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen is the third largest inland harbour in Germany after the ports of Neuss and Dusseldorf were combined starting in 2003.

 

For further information, please contact:

Björn Steffen, Sales Manager, tel. +49 172 4530485, bjoern.steffen@cargotec.com

Elizabeth Gibson, Communications Manager, tel. +1 785 214 1223, elizabeth.gibson@cargotec.com

 

Notes to editors

Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 2.6 billion in 2009 and it employs approximately 9,500 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.cargotec.com

Cargotec's expertise in container and heavy load handling is represented in the global marketplace by the wide range of Kalmar solutions. This includes ship-to-shore cranes, yard cranes, shuttle and straddle carriers, reachstackers, empty container handlers, terminal tractors, log stackers and automation. One in four container movements around the globe is handled by a Kalmar machine. www.kalmarind.com

 

Photo captions

Photo 1: A Kalmar reachstacker working at Neuss Trimodal's terminal facility.

Photo 2: Intermodal operations at Neuss Trimodal GmbH.

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