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Trade Press Release

Saigon Newport Company orders 6 more top-rated Kalmar RTGs

22/09/2009

Press release,22September 2009
Saigon Newport Company (SNP) in Vietnam has awarded Cargotec a contract for a further six all-electric Kalmar E-One rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, destined for the 1st phase of its Tan Cang-Cai Mep International Container deepwater port near Ho Chi Minh City.

SNP 6+1 wide and 1-over-5 high RTGs will come equipped with a container position verification system, Kalmar Smartpath, and will be delivered during first quarter of 2010. These are identical in design to the twenty top-performing E-One RTGs ordered by SNP in 2007.

Commenting on the latest order, Henry Tan, Sales Director, South East Asia, Cargotec said:

Originally SNP selected Kalmar E-One for its Cat Lai terminal due to productivity, ease of maintenance, more sustainable design and a high standard of services. The equipment and our service have fulfilled their expectations and our strong relationship with SNP has become even stronger.

Over the years we have supplied SNP with twenty RTGs, reachstackers and terminal tractors. At the same time we have a strengthened our presence in Vietnam by providing of a broader range of equipment, technology and services. Vietnam container industry is developing as the trade is growing and we are building on the closer co-operation with our customers to play an important role in this development.

Saigon Newport Company is currently a leading container terminal exploiter of Vietnam with an avearage annual growth rate of 20%, making up 70% container market in Hochiminh City area and approximately 40% of Vietnam total transshippment volumes. Saigon Newport Company operates three cargo handling facilities Tan Cang, Cat Lai, Cai Mep and two terminals ICD Song Than and ICD Long Binh, all of which are situated at the gateway of Hochiminh City and in the heart of the South focal economic area of Vietnam, offering customers services such as warehousing, shipping, stevedoring, dredging, salvaging, navigating, towing and freight forwarding in a quick, convenient and accurate manner.

The Project of Tan Cang – Cai Mep International Container deepwater river port invested by Saigon Newport Company consists of two phases. Phase 1 opened 1st June 2009 featuring a 300 m long berth, capable of handling container vessel of 100.000 DWT and a 20 ha container yeard, capable of handling 650.000 TEU per year. The port receives every week two shipments from MOL and Hanjin vessels of 75.000 DWT with cargo transshipment of 2.000 TEU per vessel. Under Phase II, due for completion and operation in November 2010, SNP will complete and operate the remaining 600 m of berth, capable of handling container vessel of 110.000 DWT and a 40 ha container yard, capable of handling 1.1 mio TEU per year. Thanks to its favourable close-to-the sea situation, modern equipment and a state of the art managing system TOPX, Tan Cang – Cai Mep is expectly one of the largest deepwater river container transsipment port of Vietnam.

For further information please contact,
Pauliina Koivunen, Communications Manager, tel. +358 3 265 8111
pauliina.koivunen@cargotec.com


NOTES TO EDITORS

Cargotec 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 main daughter brands for cargo handling Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are global market leaders in their fields. Cargotec global network offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec sales totalled EUR 3.4 billion in 2008 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

Cargotec 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.

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