New Container Terminal in Northwest Russia orders - Kalmar container handling equipment
Cargotec has received an order for 12 Kalmar TR618i terminal tractors and one Kalmar DCF 90-45E7 empty container handler from the newly-built Container Terminal at the Seaport of St Petersburg. The order was booked in the fourth quarter 2009 order intake. Ten machines have already been delivered with the remaining units scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of this year.The TR618i model - a member of Cargotec's latest generation Kalmar icon series terminal tractor - is valued for its efficient operation, easily accessible maintenance points and innovative design. With a robust frame and a strong Dana RTE15822 transmission, the TR618i is capable of smooth gear changes with better traction ensuring that the durable units from Cargotec delivered to the new facility can withstand Russia's harshest winter conditions. Furthermore, Cargotec's Kalmar empty container handlers offer fast, efficient stacking with ultimate precision. The unit on order has a lifting capacity of 9 tonnes and a total container stacking height of 7+1, all with extraordinary stability and total cost-efficiency. Alexander Scherbinin, Director of the Container Terminal, comments on the order:"Having reliable equipment is extremely important for our operations as we will be serving customers in Russia's busiest port and often in freezing temperatures. This dependability is complemented by Cargotec's local service and parts availability." The new greenfield container terminal is set to open in spring of 2010. St Petersburg is considered Europe's gateway to Russia as it is the country's largest industrial and transport centre. ABOUT THE CUSTOMERNew Container Terminal - situated at the fourth cargo area of the Sea Port of St Petersburg - is part of International Transport Holding UCLH BV, incorporating the controlling interests of five other stevedoring companies in Northwest Russia and two ports in the country's southern region. The development strategy of International Transport Holding aims to further the consolidation and development of transport assets, including those related to transportation by sea, river, railway as well as the stevedoring business. The first phase of the terminal construction commenced in 2008 with the plan to accommodate an annual handling capacity of 350,000 TEU. Implementation of this project required an investment of $120 million.NOTES TO EDITORSCargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows by offering solutions for the loading and unloading of goods on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's main daughter brands for cargo handling Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are global market leaders in their fields. Cargotec's global network offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.4 billion in 2008 and it employs approximately 10,500 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Cargotec's expertise in container and heavy load handling is represented in the global marketplace by the wide range of Kalmar solutions. This includes ship-to-shore cranes, yard cranes, shuttle and straddle carriers, reachstackers, empty container handlers, terminal tractors, log stackers and automation. One in four container movements around the globe is handled by a Kalmar machine.www.cargotec.comPhoto caption: Cargotec recently delivered 10 Kalmar TR618i heavy-duty terminal tractors to New Container Terminal at the Seaport of St Petersburg. Two additional units plus one Kalmar DCF empty container handler will be supplied in the first quarter of this year.
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