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Kalmar wins key contract for ship-to-shore cranes
from EUROGATE Container Terminal, Hamburg

Kalmar Industries has secured an order for the delivery of two ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes to EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH). The contract includes an option for a third crane.


EUROGATE has had three Kalmar Nelcon cranes in operation at CTH for some time while a fourth was delivered in June 2003, within the agreed 12 months delivery time. To cope with the increasing size of vessels calling Hamburg, the two new cranes will have a 3m greater hoisting height - (35m as opposed to 32m for the earlier cranes) and will be supplied with a full AC electrical installation from Alstom.

Continuous growth at EUROGATE's terminals has created this requirement for two additional cranes for the Hamburg operation. CTH presently handles 1.8 million TEU per annum utilising 2,100 metres of quay. It can accommodate any fully laden vessels which we see in service today.

In addition to CTH, the EUROGATE Group has terminals in Bremerhaven,
Gioia Tauro, La Spezia, Livorno, Ravenna, Salerno, Cagliari, and Lisbon. Together, they handled 9.5 million TEU last year and expect to handle 10.0 million TEU in 2003.

Andree Ponty, Director Purchasing, EUROGATE, explains why the order went to Kalmar:

"Kalmar reacted well to the development in prices for ship to shore container cranes and has succeeded in staying competitive. Consequently it was able to deal with our short-term demand for two additional ship-to-shore container cranes for our Hamburg operation. However, at EUROGATE, we also attach a great deal of importance to the expected cost of ownership (e.g. lifetime, maintenance costs and energy consumption) as well as reliability and productivity. In addition, in this particular case, a very short delivery time was of the utmost importance as was the cranebuilder's reputation to deliver on time.

"We are very satisfied with the performance of the four existing Kalmar Nelcon cranes. They are presently performing an average of 120,000 moves per year each, thus helping us day by day in providing efficient and reliable services to our customers"

René Kleiss, Kalmar's Vice President Ship to Shore Cranes explains:

"The cranes will be suitable for working with a twinlift spreader and will be delivered in June 2004, that is in just 12 months.

"EUROGATE has now issued a group tender for some 26 ship to shore cranes to be delivered over the next four years to its terminals in Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Gioia Tauro. With its excellent track record, Kalmar Industries will be bidding strongly for this contract too."

Technical data:

Outreach : 48,5 metres
Railspan : 18 metres
Backreach : 20 metres
Hoisting height : 35 metres
Hoisting speed : 80/180 m/min
Trolley travelling speed : 220 m/min
Gantry travelling speed : 45 m/min

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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. Manufacturing plants are situated in Sweden (as is the head office), in Finland, the Netherlands, Estonia, Malaysia and the USA.

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