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Kalmar receives large port equipment orders from ICTSI in the Philippines
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 21 APRIL 2015 AT 9.45 AM (EEST)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received two separate orders from one of the world's leading container terminal operators, International Container Services Inc. (ICTSI) in the Philippines. Kalmar will deliver in total 42 Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors, five Kalmar reachstackers and two Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), and 16 Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors and two Kalmar RTGs to Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC). The orders have been booked into the first quarter of 2015.
Two of the Kalmar Gloria reachstackers (Kalmar DRG450-60S5M) and three Kalmar empty container handlers (Kalmar DCT80) will be supplied to MICT by the end April 2015. All Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors will be delivered to Manila and SBITC's new container terminal in Zambales during the third quarter. The delivery of Kalmar E-One2 RTGs is scheduled for completion by end-November 2015.
The massive expansion of terminal operations currently underway at MICT and SBITC has required an increase in the existing fleets. These new Kalmar units will help increase the efficiency of the loading and unloading of containers and cargo in the ports, as well as assisting with anticipated growth. MICT currently accounts for the major container traffic moving through Manila. SBITC, with excellent road and air linkages, is the major gateway for Central and Northern Luzon.
Commenting on the order, Mohamed Ghandar, ICTSI Director Asia Region and General Manager of MICT, said, "MICT is ICTSI's flagship operation and since 1988 we have increased the terminal's annual capacity five-fold. We are expanding the cargo handling fleet to make it the largest and most modern terminal operation in the Philippines." Roberto Locsin, General Manager of SBITC, commented, "SBITC is growing rapidly and it is expected to become a major port. That's why we have turned to Kalmar once again. The quantity of the units is significant, and we know they will deliver outstanding performance."
Björn Jonasson, Sales Director, APAC, at Kalmar said, "We are thrilled to support and supply equipment to ICTSI group companies in their continuous global expansion. ICTSI has been a loyal Kalmar customer for a long time, and we are both committed to developing equipment and providing services that are on a par with the world's leading container terminals."
Further information for the press:
Björn Jonasson, Sales Director, APAC, tel. +852 2944 8383
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.4 billion in 2014 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com