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Wallenius Wilhelmsen has ordered 11 RoRo trucks and seven terminal tractors for 13 of its RoRo vessels from Kalmar. The company decided to opt for these machines because of their prominent environmental qualities, which is in accordance with Wallenius Wilhelmsen corporate philosophy of ensuring that its operations do not put a strain on the environment. Other decisive factors for Wallenius Wilhelmsen were the machines’ reliability, efficiency and driver-friendliness.

One of the 11 green RoRo trucks.

Enhanced performance
The RoRo trucks (Kalmar DCE330 RORO) have a 33-tonne lifting capacity and a rotating driver's seat, and the tractors (TRX182) are equipped with a telescopic lifting boom. As the machines are easy to maintain and do not require a lot of space on board, they contribute to the efficient operation of the vessels. An important safety feature is the fact that none of the machines can be run overloaded; if loaded beyond their maximum capacity they will be automatically switched off.


Wallenius Wilhelmsen has ordered 11 RoRo trucks and seven terminal tractors for 13 of its RoRo vessels from Kalmar. All the machines have environmentally friendly diesel engines with catalytic exhaust purification, significantly reducing emission levels.
Prominent environmental qualities
All the machines have environmentally friendly diesel engines with catalytic exhaust purification, significantly reducing emission levels. In addition, the trucks are equipped with electronically controlled diesel engines that meet the requirements of EU TIER2 and US CARB2.

Ove Moring, Global Equipment Manager at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, says:

We have been using Kalmar machines for over 25 years, and when the time came for us to upgrade, Kalmar was the natural choice. What differentiates their machines from other trucks and tractors is that although the performance of the machines is crucial, environmental issues haven’t been forgotten in the design process.

Meeting demands on board
Wallenius Wilhelmsen has been collaborating with Kalmar since the 1970s, constantly improving the efficiency of its machines, and the new trucks and tractors have been developed especially to meet the demands of green on-board cargo handling on transglobal routes.
Robert Larsson, Equipment Coordinator at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, says:

Avoiding expensive delays is a challenge carriers are faced with in ports all over the world. With these new, robust, reliable, environmentally and driver friendly machines Kalmar helps us meet that challenge.

(left) Robert Larsson, Equipment Coordinator, Wallenius Wilhelmsen and (right) Ove Moring, Global Equipment Manager, Wallenius Wilhelmsen.


Wallenius Wilhelmsen is a global ocean and transportation services and provider.


Note to editors
Kalmar is a global provider of container and heavy duty materials handling equipment, automation applications and related services. It is the world leading supplier of cargo handling equipment to ports, terminals and intermodal facilities. Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine. The company also supplies a wide range of machines to demanding industrial customers for applications as diverse as handling steel and paper to shunting road trailers at distribution hubs.

Kalmar is also leading the way in port automation with its application of unmanned container handling technology, on-board smart features and remote maintenance products, developed in co-operation with customers and partners.

Kalmar product range is complemented by a large range of value added services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management.

Production plants are situated in Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, China and the USA.

Kalmar net sales were EUR 1.147 million in 2005.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centers, and ships. In 2005 Cargotec net sales exceeded EUR 2.3 billion. Cargotec class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.


For further information:
Lotta Clausen, Communications Manager, Kalmar Industries
Tel: +46 372 261 38
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