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DP World continues to invest in its Jebel Ali Port container facility with an order for 84 Kalmar PT122 terminal tractors, due for delivery this summer to the new Terminal 2, or T2, expansion phase.

The partnership between DP World and Kalmar Industries stretches back to the early 1980s when the first terminal tractor was delivered to the port owner/operator. DP World now has hundreds of units in use.

The new PT122 terminal tractors on order will be engineered as evolutionary versions of the previously supplied units currently working at Jebel Ali Terminal 1. This model is a reliable and robust container yard tractor and comes equipped with an EU Stage 3A / Tier III engine. Combining the latest technology with tried-and-tested components, the PT122 units will feature a specially designed 5th wheel construction, a larger A/C capacity and a unique driver seat configuration. Customising its products based on operational requirements further shows Kalmar long-term commitment to partnering with each customer.


DP World operates more than 40 Kalmar straddle carriers at Port Rashid. At Jeddah and Djibouti ports, it operates Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, while at Jebel Ali it has retrofitted dozens of RTGs with Kalmar patented Smartrail autosteering and container position verification system. A long-time user of Kalmar empty container handlers (ECHs), DP World ordered 23 units for Jebel Ali Port in 2006, complementing annual deliveries of between five and ten ECHs in recent years.

Situated 25km south of Dubai, Jebel Ali is the largest duty free port in the Middle East. T2 operations are expected to commence in 2007 and expand the port capacity by 5 million TEUs. In 2006, Jebel Ali Port handled 8.9 million TEUs, up from 7.7 million the previous year.

Kalmar is the world leading provider of terminal tractors with a broad range of application-based models designed specifically for performing short-distance container and trailer moves in a variety of operating environments. Last year saw the achievement of two key milestones for Kalmar terminal tractor business: the launch of its sophisticated i-model unit designed specifically for RoRo handling and the assembly of its 40,000th terminal tractor in the US.


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Terminal 2 of DP World's Jebel Ali Port will employ 84 Kalmar PT122 terminal tractors when it opens this year. They will join the hundreds of Kalmar units currently in operation at the port.

Kalmar is a global provider of container and heavy duty materials handling equipment, automation applications and related services. It is the world's 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 applications 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 1.2 billion in 2006.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centres, and ships. In 2006 Cargotec net sales were EUR 2.6 billion. Cargotec class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.


For more information:
aija.kalander@kalmarind.com