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2008-12-22 Kalmar to supply six RTGs to the Port of Livorno in Italy


Press release, December 22, 2008
Cargotec Kalmar business area has received two orders to supply its E-One+ rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Terminal Darsena Toscana (Contshipitalia Group) operating in the Port of Livorno (Leghorn), Italy. The first order for two RTGs was placed during the second quarter and a subsequent order for four RTGs was placed during the third quarter 2008.

The first two RTGs will be delivered by the end of 2008 and the other four RTGs during summer 2009. All the RTGs will be fitted with Kalmar Smartrail autosteering and container position verification systems.

Kalmar's E-One+ RTG cranes come equipped with a low-emission diesel engine and all-electric trolley, wheel turning and spreader. This 'all-electric' concept, without the need for hydraulics, means that parts are easy to access and fewer components than ever require maintenance. The E-One+ RTGs offer reliability and cost efficiency while also meeting the toughest environmental standards on pollution, discharges, noise, safety and working environment.

The Port of Livorno is a multipurpose port – located on the Tyrrhenian Sea – connecting Italy with North America, South America, the Middle and the Far East, and Australia. Handling 20 million tons of goods annually, Livorno not only moves containerized cargo but also deals with bulk liquids and solids, motor vehicles, cellulose pulp and timber, general cargo, minerals and iron manufacturing products, cereals, fruit and frozen products.

Terminal Darsena Toscana is Livorno largest container operator with actual annual throughput of more than 600,000 TEU.
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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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