Russian stevedore expands with an order for Kalmar RTGs and terminal tractors
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 20 JULY 2010 AT 12:00 (EEST)Cargotec has been awarded a contract from Baltic Stevedoring Company (BSC) for six Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and 10 Kalmar TR618i terminal tractors. The order for new equipment will improve the terminal operator's handling capacity at the Port of Baltiysk as container volumes in the Kaliningrad area continue to rise. Delivery of the terminal tractors along with four RTGs is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2010 with the remaining cranes arriving in the second quarter of 2011. The order was booked in the second quarter of this year.
BSC belongs to major Russian port operator Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP), who already operates with Kalmar forklift trucks, reachstackers and terminal tractors at the Port of Novorossiysk. The customer's previous experience with Kalmar equipment convinced them to turn to Cargotec yet again for dependable container handling solutions for the new Baltiysk container terminal.
"Kalmar cranes feature excellent reliability and less maintenance due to the absence of a hydraulic unit. The machines' easily accessible service points combined with unmatched maintenance intervals also helped us to choose this equipment from Cargotec," says Mr. Sultan Batov, General Director of BSC. "As a new customer of Kalmar RTGs, we are confident that Cargotec's expertise goes from strength-to-strength covering a whole range of port equipment."BSC's 7+1 wide and 1-over-6 high RTGs will be capable of handling 40 tonne loads. The units will come equipped with all-electric Bromma spreaders and Cargotec's autosteering and container position verification system, Smartrail. Cargotec's latest generation of E-One2 RTGs provide the industry's lowest lifetime costs, consume considerably less fuel compared to conventional diesel-hydraulic RTGs and minimise their environmental impact.The TR618i terminal tractor has been designed as a workhorse with superior operational characteristics. As the latest Kalmar icon series terminal tractor, this model is valued for its efficiency, ease of maintenance and innovative design.
For further information, please contact:Tero Pajunen, General Director, Cargotec RUS LLC, tel. +7 921 304 8900, orElizabeth Gibson, Communications Manager, tel. +1 785 214 1223,
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Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 2.6 billion in 2009 and it employsapproximately 9,500 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.