Kalmar’s terminal tractors to SDT Livorno

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will supply a total of 10 terminal tractors to Sintermar Darsena Toscana (SDT), a joint venture between the Grimaldi Group and Terminal Darsena Toscana (TDT), the main container terminal of the Port of Livorno and one of the most important container terminals in Europe. The order, which also includes a Kalmar Complete Care service contract, was booked in Cargotec’s 2019 Q3 order intake and delivery is scheduled for Q4 of 2019.

“One of the main reasons we chose to partner with Kalmar is the excellent level of support offered by the highly skilled local service team based here in Livorno. Terminal tractors are key to our operations, so it is important that we can rely on world-class service expertise to keep them running reliably and efficiently,” explained Giuseppe Palermo, Managing Director of SDT.

DP World orders 15 Kalmar RTGs for Mumbai

Kalmar is to supply DP World’s Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSCIT) in Mumbai with 15 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) following an order booked in Q2 2019.

The Kalmar Classic RTG combines the diesel and electric technology for fuel savings as well as low emissions and has a maintenance interval of 1,000 hours. The units delivered to Nhava Sheva will be equipped with a Variable Speed Generator (VSG) which enables even greater fuel economy and lower emissions by automatically optimising RPM according to the required power. The delivery is scheduled to be completed during Q4 2020.

NSICT was India’s first public-private partnership project and is part of the country’s largest port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), which handles 40% of India’s total maritime trade.

Kalmar and DP World extend their collaboration for the new Posorja terminal in Ecuador

Kalmar has extended its collaboration with the global terminal operator DP World by placing a new order for 33 terminal tractors, three empty container handlers, three reach stackers and one forklift. The new fleet of Kalmar mobile equipment will serve DP World’s port at Posorja, the first deep-water port in Ecuador that is currently in its first phase of development. Once complete the terminal will feature a 480-metre berth and have an annual capacity of 750,000 TEU.

The new Kalmar mobile equipment will also be connected to the Kalmar Insight performance management and optimisation tool, which will provide personnel at DP World Posorja with a real-time view of the terminal’s productivity and performance.

The order delivery is scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2019.

Kalmar delivers 18 forklifts to Algeria’s drilling contractor ENTP

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has recently delivered a total of 18 forklift trucks to the Algerian company Entreprise Nationale des Travaux aux Puits (ENTP). Created in 1981, ENTP is a subsidiary of Sonatrach and the leading drilling contractor in the country with a market share of close to 45 percent.

The Kalmar G-Generation forklifts have a lifting capacity of 14 tons and are ideal for handling heavy, bulky loads such as a section of pipe or pieces of drilling equipment. They are equipped with a variable hydraulic fan that according to the manufacturer keeps the engine and hydraulics cool even in the most extreme operating conditions. Kalmar has also adapted the machines according to the customer’s unique requirements, which included fitting the machines with a spark arrestor system to prevent any sparks from the machine’s engine from accidentally igniting flammable materials in the immediate vicinity.

The forklifts were delivered during the third quarter of 2018 and are deployed at the company’s site in Hasse Messaoud, Ouargla in eastern Algeria.

“We are delighted that ENTP has chosen our next-generation forklifts to support their drilling in Hasse Messaoud. They are the ideal choice for ensuring optimal performance in precisely the kinds of tough desert conditions that ENTP operates in, where extreme temperatures, sand, and dust are a constant challenge. This deal also marks a further step forward in our strategy to focus on new industrial segments, building on the excellent market share we already enjoy in the cargo-handling sector in Algeria,” said Alejandro Martinez, Mobile Equipment Solutions Sales Manager at Kalmar.

Cargotec joined the Trade & Transport Impact program

The Finnish company has announced that they will participate in the Trade & Transport Impact initiative. This program, introduced by the startup accelerator Rainmaking Ltd, aims to connect startups and corporations in order to address the biggest challenges in maritime, cargo transport and logistics. With a three-year plan, Trade & Transport Impact is the first project with this kind of terms in scale and global scope within maritime and logistics.

“The world is changing fast, and the digital disruption is affecting even maritime and logistics industries. In order to keep up with the pace, we want to work together with those who are innovative, nimble and can act fast. Startups are excellent cooperation partners (…) with modern solutions, technologies and business models,” explained Tero Hottinen, Director Emerging Digital Business of Cargotec.