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Tangier Medgate S.A. – a joint venture formed by Eurogate, Contship Italia, MSC, CMA CGM and COMANAV – has awarded Kalmar an order for 11 E-One rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The 7+1 wide and 1-over-5 high units, outfitted with Bromma twinlift spreaders and Kalmar autosteering and container position verification system, Smartrail, will be delivered by May 2008. The order was received in June of this year.

The RTGs are destined for the Tangier Medgate Terminal at the brand new Tangier Mediterranean Port – located at the crossroads of the major East-West and North-South container shipping routes. Morocco greenfield port and intermodal site will offer world class services and state-of-the-art facilities when it opens in July 2008.

Domenico Bagalà, Tangier Medgate S.A. Managing Director , comments on the decision to buy from Kalmar:

As a modern facility and terminal, our decision was influenced by Kalmar ability to provide proven, intelligent software that will help aid efficiency and minimise driver error. The Kalmar E-One was the perfect solution to fulfill our need for high productivity combined with minimal environmental impact.

Tangier Mediterranean Port, a project which began in 2002 and cost more than USD 2 billion to build, features an oil storage facility, a cereals terminal, a passenger port and a container terminal with a capacity of three million containers. The government plans to spend up to USD 18 billion to improve the area infrastructure putting it in a position to take advantage of Morocco status as the only North African country with free trade agreements with the United States and the European Union.
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"Eleven Kalmar E-One RTGs are destined for the Tangier Medgate Terminal
at Morocco's brand new Tangier Mediterranean Port, located at the
crossroads of major container shipping routes."

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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