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Kalmar Trade Press Release

Kalmar service expertise to enhance safety, performance and productivity on WWO’s American routes from Manzanillo International Terminal in Panama



Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply comprehensive preventive and corrective maintenance services to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WWO) at Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) in Panama. The order, which comprises a three year Kalmar Care service contract covering the RoRo load handling equipment on the North and South American routes, was booked in Cargotec's 2020 Q2 order intake with the contract coming into effect at the start of Q3 2020.

Kalmar will establish a dedicated service team for the customer based on their existing local service organisation. The current team has technical experience and resources which guarantee on-site resource availability, stability, flexibility and long-term cooperation with WWO. Kalmar will provide WWO with coordinated services, spare part planning, communication and follow up via the web-based MyKalmar platform, creating the transparency needed for effective collaboration. 

Johanna Karlberg, Global Equipment Manager, WWO: “We made the decision to consolidate our maintenance activities under one service provider in order to enhance safety, performance and productivity as well as cost efficiency. Kalmar’s track record in comprehensive maintenance provision for leading terminals speaks for itself, and it was a natural step for us to continue our relationship with them, since we already extensively rely on Kalmar equipment in our operations.”

Svante Alveronn, Vice President, Contract Business, Kalmar: “We are very happy to have concluded this agreement with WWO. Their decision to trust their maintenance activities to us shows the high level of confidence they place in our technical capabilities, and we look forward to building an even brighter future together.”

Further information for the press:

Svante Alveronn, Vice President, Contract Business, Kalmar, tel. +46 70 592 5760

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 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,000 people.


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