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Kalmar to deliver container handling fleet to Fiji

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 11 SEPTEMBER 2017 AT 2 PM (EEST)

 
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Fiji Ports Terminal Limited for three Kalmar reachstackers and one empty container handler. This order was booked in Cargotec's 2017 third quarter order intake with delivery scheduled for fourth quarter 2017.

Fiji Ports Terminal Limited who manage and operate the two international ports in Fiji; Port of Suva, Port of Lautoka on Fiji's largest island of Viti Levu. The new fleet will join six Kalmar terminal tractors already servicing Fiji's largest container port, Port of Suva, which handles container and general cargo, and has over 6,000 square meters of storage area.

Hasthika Dela, CEO at Fiji Ports Terminal Limited: "This new machinery will increase safety and productivity, while improving operational efficiency at Fiji's largest port. The option to fit all machines with SmartFleet to monitor fuel consumption and less environmental impact was one of the attractions of buying Kalmar in an effort to initiate the Green Port program, and to meet organization's Environmental Management obligations."

"Fiji Ports Terminal Limited's order is a huge vote of confidence in Kalmar's service capabilities in the Pacific Islands. Through our strong partnership with KP Industrial and strategically defined location to house our spare parts with our customers, such as Fiji Ports Terminal Limited, customers are guaranteed to experience an integrated one stop, total solution." says Michael Wahab, Director Mobile Equipment at Kalmar Australia.

The Kalmar DRF400-450 reachstacker is tailor made for industrial handling with the freedom allowed by the lifting equipment and boom, making it easier for the driver to improve the work efficiency of the unit. Cummins engines will power all machines and they will also feature the Kalmar SmartFleet system which enables performance-boosting remote monitoring and reporting.

Further information for the press:
 
Michael Wahab, Director, Mobile Equipment, Kalmar Australia, tel. +61 405 349 440, michael.wahab@kalmarglobal.com
 
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, maija.eklof@kalmarglobal.com
 
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 (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com