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South America largest container terminal operator has awarded Kalmar an order for 12 E-One rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, further extending the two parties’ successful partnership. Santos Brasil S/A, operating at the Port of Santos, presented Kalmar with the contract for 7+1 wide and 1-over-6 high units equipped with Kalmar auto-steering and container position verification system, Smartrail. Delivery of the new machines will commence at the end of this year with the final units arriving by March 2009.

Santos Brasil turned to the equipment manufacturer yet again for its productive stacking solutions citing the excellent and reliable performance of its Kalmar RTGs already in operation. The Port currently employs five conventional hydraulic RTGs delivered early-2006 and nine all-electric E-One machines delivered early-2008 with three units currently in the assembly phase, all from Kalmar.

Mr. Caio Morel Correa, Administrative Director of Santos Brasil S/A, comments on the latest order:

Kalmar has proved to us time and time again that it is a reliable supplier of innovative container handling equipment. As the largest terminal operator in the country, Santos Brasil performance standard is equal to none, yet we are continuously pleased with the efficient delivery and operation of Kalmar equipment.

It important to also mention the reliable, skilled service support we receive from Kalmar Brasil, which keeps our machines running around the clock.

The port operator has again opted for RTGs featuring Kalmar 16-wheel design. This model offers a reduction in ground load pressure over the traditional eight-wheel model, thus minimizing wear and tear on the terminal surface.

According to the new agreement, Kalmar productivity-enhancing software, Smartrail, will not only apply to the new units, but it will also be retrofitted to Santos Brasil five other-branded RTGs. Furthermore, Santos Brasil has sought assistance with operator training in the 24-month rental of Kalmar RTG simulator, helping to assure the terminal safe and efficient operation.

Since 2000, Kalmar has supplied Santos Brasil with reliable equipment including several Kalmar reachstackers and empty container handlers. Desiring more capacity and a faster, more productive operation, Santos Brasil has been aggressively updating its handling equipment by implementing RTGs, which offer higher density container stacking. All this, combined with the construction of a third docking berth and the modernization of its warehouse facilities, has afforded Santos Brasil its best performance yet by handling more than 1.2 million TEU in 2007.
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“Kalmar recently received an order for 12 all-electric E-One RTGs from Santos Brasil. The new units are in addition to the 17 Kalmar RTGs already delivered to South America largest terminal operator, which also requested that Kalmar equip all its cranes with the auto-steering and container position verification system, Smartrail.

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's 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 1.343 billion in 2007.

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 2007, Cargotec's net sales were EUR 3.018 billion. Cargotec's class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

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