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Kalmar Industries has received an order from JSC Sea Port St Petersburg, Russia, for 24 machines for delivery from May to September this year. The order comprises 12 forklift trucks with lifting capacities ranging from 10 to 32 tonnes, eight TRX182 terminal tractors, three reachstackers and one empty container handler.

JSC Sea Port St Petersburg handled 11.8 million tonnes of cargoes in 2006, comprising metals, coal, chemical, timber and containers. The terminal operator has worked with Kalmar for more than 30 years. At present, it relies on more than 80 Kalmar machines to perform day-to-day handling duties. These include forklift trucks with handling capacities of up to 42 tonnes, reachstackers and terminal tractors.

The latest forklift trucks on order will replace some older equipment and will be used for handling steel, aluminium products and containers. The remaining equipment will be largely engaged in handling the growing number of containers handled at the port.

Commenting on the latest orders, Esko Pystynen, Managing Director of Kalmar Russia, said:

The Port of St Petersburg is the largest port in Northwest Russia and a strategic gateway for the country trade with Western Europe. As such, it is an important market for Kalmar products and I am pleased to say that Kalmar machines have helped to power this thriving gateway facility for many years.

We are very grateful that our partners at JSC Sea Port St Petersburg wish to continue business relations with Kalmar in the ongoing development of their handling capabilities.
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“JSC Sea Port St Petersburg has ordered 24 units from Kalmar to cope with increasing cargo volumes. Included in the order are three Kalmar reachstackers for container handling.''

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.

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