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The latest addition to Kalmar suite of automation products, the Fleetview fleet management system has received its first major order in Asia. Malaysia fastest growing container terminal, the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has contracted Kalmar to fit Fleetview to its sizeable RTG fleet as part of its efforts to increase productivity and optimise machine deployment. The RTGs are already equipped with Kalmar Smartrail automatic steering and container position verification system. The project is to be carried out by Kalmar Intelligence & Automation and will be completed by April 2007.

Fleetview allows control room staff to monitor the real-time positioning and efficient control of each machine, which means that container handling tasks can be assigned to the unit best suited to the job, thus minimising unladen travelling distances and resulting in better productivity. Fleetview allows significant improvements in operational quality and productivity as it enables control room operators to better manage and coordinate container handling equipment.


Under the Fleetview system, the exact location of each container handling unit is transmitted to a GPS receiver and then fed via a wireless network to the Fleetview, yard management system (YMS) and terminal operator system (TOS) servers in the form of a map, which displays terminal layout and machine movement on the users screen. From here, the Fleetview user can monitor and manage equipment activity. It also allows YMS and TOS servers to communicate with each other to optimise machine utilisation. Fleetview can also be connected to a yard management system to monitor actual container moves. Furthermore, if a machine has failed to perform the task that it has been assigned by the TOS, or if the task has been delayed or performed incorrectly, Fleetview notifies the control room operators of the discrepancy.

Fleetview joins Kalmar growing range of automation tools, including: Smartrail, an auto steering and container position verification system for RTGs; Smartpath, a real-time container position verification system for straddle carriers and RTGs; and Remote Machine Interface (RMI), a monitoring and maintenance system.
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Kalmar Fleetview systemlets terminal control room staff monitor the real-time positioning and efficient control of their handling equipment, allowing container handling tasks to be assigned to the unit best suitable for the job, thus minimising unladen travelling distances and resulting in better productivity.

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 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.