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Kalmar plays pivotal role in ECT Delta terminal expansion
Rotterdam's European Container Terminal (ECT) is continuing the expansion of its Delta container terminal with fully automated stacking equipment developed together with Kalmar.

On 18 December 2003 an agreement was signed for the turnkey supply of six automated stacking cranes (ASCs), with an option to increase the order volume to a total of 18 cranes. The fully automated stacking cranes will be identical to those Kalmar stacking cranes currently in operation at ECT, which are 1 over 4 high and 6 containers wide. If the option is exercised, the total number of Kalmar ASCs at ECT Delta Terminal will be 121 cranes.

ECT is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings Group.

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"A Kalmar automated stacking crane operating at ECT Delta Terminal in Rotterdam."

Mr Richard Pearson, President and Member of the ECT Management Board (left) and Mr Juhani Lukumaa, President, Kalmar Container Handling .

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, China and the USA.

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