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2008-11-17 Fleet of Kalmar terminal tractors to Port of Salalah in Oman


Cargotec Kalmar business area has been awarded a contract to supply 42 Ottawa 4x2 terminal tractors for the expansion of the Port of Salalah, located in the southern region of Oman. The equipment will be delivered to Port of Salalah by the end of this year.

The Port of Salalah is one of the fastest-growing terminals in West Central Asia. It is situated on the rim of the Indian Ocean, on a shipping route between Asia and Europe. The port is undertaking a major expansion project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2011, raising the port capacity to 9 million TEU per year.

Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors will service the quayside operation with Post-Panamax Gantry Cranes. The main features of Kalmar tractors are a big tractive effort, good maneuverability and reliability based on first class components, long experience and close collaboration with Kalmar customers.

This model is a reliable and robust container yard tractor and comes equipped with the cleanest in engine standards with an EU Stage 3A / Tier III engine, emitting only the minimum in harmful emissions. The order also includes an initial stock of spare parts.

Graham Boxall, Sales Director for the Middle East Region, Kalmar Industries, said:

Kalmar decision to open a regional office in Dubai this year to provide closer customer support is bearing good results. We are physically much closer now to our customers and they certainly appreciate that.
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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 cooperation 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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