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Kalmar and Belfast Container Terminal extend long-term collaboration with six-year Kalmar Care agreement 

2020 Press


Kalmar, part of Cargotec has signed a six-year Kalmar Care service agreement with long-term customer Belfast Container Terminal Ltd in Northern Ireland covering the supply of maintenance support personnel for Belfast Victoria Terminal 3 (VT3). The order was booked in Cargotec's 2020 Q4 order intake with the agreement coming into effect at the start of November 2020.

Belfast Container Terminal Ltd (BCT), the largest container terminal in Northern Ireland, is located in Belfast Harbour and operated under concession by Irish Continental Group. In January 2019 Kalmar won the tender to supply a complete AutoRTG system to the terminal, comprising eight AutoRTGs operated with Kalmar remote-control (RC) desks. Kalmar has also supplied a similar system to BCT’s sister site in Dublin.

As part of the new service agreement, Kalmar will supply maintenance support personnel with a 24/7 presence to secure the operational availability of all cargo-handling equipment at the VT3 terminal, including third-party machines. In addition to the Kalmar AutoRTGs, the equipment fleet at BCT includes empty container handlers, forklift trucks and ship-to-shore cranes. 

Alec Colvin, Terminal Director, BCT: “Our relationship with Kalmar as an equipment and service supplier goes back over 20 years, and we have always been able to rely on them to provide responsive and flexible support. This agreement will provide us with the skilled maintenance resources we need to secure the availability of all our critical equipment going forward.”

Steven Russell, Regional Manager, Kalmar Ireland: “This service agreement with BCT will put the deep knowledge and experience of our world-class maintenance experts at their disposal. The collaboration between our two organisations is a true partnership built on mutual trust and transparency, and we are delighted to be able to continue it.”

Further information for the press:

Steven Russell, Regional Manager, Kalmar Ireland, tel.+353 871 333 254

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096,

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.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,000 people.