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Maher Terminals of Canada Corp has opted to outfit its new container handling operations at Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada with multiple types of Kalmar equipment. The New Jersey-based marine terminal operator has ordered in the last year a total of 17 DRF450-60S5X reachstackers and 34 terminal tractors. All units will be commissioned by the terminal opening in October 2007.

As a longtime user of Kalmar equipment, the latest order from Maher Terminals reinforces the strategic partnership between the two companies. Maher Terminals in the Port of New York/New Jersey is Kalmar largest global straddle carrier customer with 183 units, which were recently equipped with Kalmar Smartpath, a container position verification system, and Fleetview, a system for monitoring and coordinating container handling equipment. The marine terminal operator also took into operation three Kalmar reachstackers in 2005 for handling containers for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Millennium Marine Rail facility.

Maher Terminals’ new Kalmar reachstackers will be employed at the Port of Prince Rupert new Fairview Container Terminal to support container yard and intermodal on-dock double stack rail operations. The units will feature increased load capacities of 45 tonnes in the first row, 35 tonnes in the second row and 18 tonnes in the third row.

The Port of Prince Rupert offers the shortest route between the Far East and North America, the deepest harbour in North America, and on-dock access to Canadian National (CN)'s high capacity double stack rail network. Phase 1 of the Prince Rupert container terminal project – a joint venture between CN, Maher Terminals of Canada Corp and the Prince Rupert Port Authority – will provide an annual container handling capacity of 500,000 TEUs, which will be increased during Phase 2 to two million TEUs.
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“Pictured is one of the 17 DRF reachstackers ordered by Maher Terminals of Canada Corp for its new container handling operations at the Port of Prince Rupert. The New Jersey-based marine terminal operator will also outfit the new facility with 34 Kalmar terminal tractors.

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's net sales were EUR 1.2 billion in 2006.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world 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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