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Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port orders 26 Kalmar machines


Russia's Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP) has ordered 26 Kalmar machines for use in its Tsemess Bay facility. These machines will work alongside the other 44 Kalmar machines already in use at the port.



The order, which has already been partly fulfilled, comprises of a number of fork lift trucks (FLTs) of varying capacities, terminal tractors and reachstackers. The final 15 units (nine FLTs,four terminal tractors and two reach stackers)are due to be delivered in December 2001.

Peter Stepanenko, NCSP's Head of Marketing, comments:

"This large scale purchase of port equipment at the end of the year corresponds with the positive dynamics of respective steel, containers and raw sugar traffic through the port of Novorossiysk. "NCSP has a long standing relationship with Kalmar, as it has been buying its equipment since 1993;this new delivery takes the number of Kalmar machines in operation at the port to a grand total of 70."

Of the 17 fork lift trucks ordered, two units have lift capacities of 32 tonnes, four have lift capacities of 28 tonnes, four have lift capacities of 20 tonnes and seven have lift capacities of 10 tonnes. All the machines have been customised with special fork attachments enabling them to handle steel coils.The terminal tractors are four-wheel drive TR192 models.The reachstackers are 45 tonne models and have axle wheelbases of 7 m.

Operated by JSC "NCSP", the largest stevedoring company working in Novorossiysk,the seaport handles oil and oil products, steel products, non ferrous metals, paper&pulp, raw sugar, fertilisers and containers.The new machines will be used,primarily,to enhance the efficiency of NCSP's handling of metals and containers. Seven FLTs (10 tonne capacity models) will be used for rail shunting in NCSP's central dock raw sugar unloading operation.

As one of the largest seaports in Russia, NCSP handles the majority of the Russian andtransit cargo traffic moving through the region. In addition, its transport links (rail and road) to the main industrial locations throughout Russia, Caucasus and the Middle East, make the port a popular choice with those wishing to ship goods via other intermodal methods. In the year 2000, cargo throughput at NCSP exceeded 52 million tonnes; throughput figures for 2001 are expected to be even greater.

For further information

Please contact Kalmar Industries Communications Manager aija.kalander@kalmarind.com

Alternatively more information can be asked from David Cheslin at Kalmar's PR agency Dunelm Public Relations on tel: + 44 20 7480 0600 or info@dunelmpr.co.uk

Note to Editors

Kalmar is a global provider of heavy duty materials handling equipment and services to ports, intermodal traffic, terminals and demanding industrial customers.Kalmar focuses on supplying handling solutions that enable customers to operate with a high level of efficiency and reliability.

Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine.

Kalmar provides a large range of value added services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management.Nelcon and Ottawa complete the portfolio of the master brand Kalmar.Manufacturing plants are situated in Sweden (as is the head office), in Finland, in the USA, in the Netherlands and in Estonia.

A photograph

A photograph of a fork lift truck in operation at Novorossiysk Commercial Seaport is available and can be downloaded from the Dunelm PR website: www.dunelmpr.co.uk

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Russia's Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP) has ordered 26 Kalmar machines for use in its Tsemess Bay facility. The order, which has already been partly fulfilled, comprises of a number of fork lift trucks (FLTs) of varying capacities, terminal tractors and reachstackers.