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2008-10-22 Port of Gothenburg trusts Kalmar to supply empty container handling capacity


Cargotec Kalmar business area has been awarded a three-year service contract to supply empty container handling capacity to the Port of Gothenburg container terminal in Sweden. The port is buying the capacity it needs from Kalmar on a ‘per-hour’ basis, equivalent to seven DRF100 reachstackers, and so the responsibility for ensuring the highest levels of machine availability falls on Kalmar. By selecting this way of securing the handling capacity it needs, the Port of Gothenburg gains considerable peace of mind.
Svante Alveronn, General Sales Manager, Sweden, Kalmar Industries, said: “Kalmar has worked closely with the Port of Gothenburg for more than 40 years, which makes it easy for both of us to expand our co-operation to more sophisticated solutions.

The port has a mixed fleet of Kalmar straddle carriers, fork lift trucks, reach stackers and terminal tractors. We feel that this new contract is a breakthrough in providing customer-focused solutions.

Reachstackers are one of the most flexible solutions for handling containers in small and medium sized ports. Kalmar DRF100 is a dedicated empty container handling machine that is both extremely reliable and has excellent performance. Its engine features low emissions, smooth, automatic gear shift and ergonomic driver controls.

The reachstackers will be supplied with Kalmar Remote Monitoring Interface (RMI), a system that enables the operation of a large number of machines to be monitored remotely by a single operator in the terminal control room. RMI allows the control room staff to monitor operations in real time, being aware of alarms, driver acknowledged information and operational data.

The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in Scandinavia and is situated on Sweden west coast. Last year the port handled 840 000 TEU and is a major goods hub for Sweden, one of the most trade dependent countries in the world. The port vision is to become the natural goods hub for Northern Europe.
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"Port of Gothenburg has asked Kalmar to supply its container terminal operations withempty container handling capacity for the next three years."

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. Cargotec sales exceed EUR 3 billion and the company employs approximately 12,000 people. Cargotec class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

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