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Kalmar and DP World reinforce relationship with order for 81 terminal tractors for Jeddah South Container Terminal

2021 Trade press


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has secured an order from DP World to supply 81 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for its South Container Terminal (SCT) in Jeddah Islamic Port, Saudi Arabia. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2021 Q2 quarter order intake with delivery scheduled for Q2 of 2022.

Jeddah Islamic Port is the largest port in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a major trade hub, connecting the east-west trade routes. Global trade enabler DP World was awarded a 30-year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession in 2019 by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), for the management and development of the Jeddah South Container Terminal at the multi-purpose Jeddah Islamic Port. As the leading enabler of smarter trade around the world, DP World is committed to making a better future that supports economic growth and business development, and raises the standard of living for communities. DP World Jeddah’s operations are aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030 of transformation, and will further assist the ease of doing business in the ports and logistics sector by introducing advanced technologies. In addition to Kalmar terminal tractors, the current equipment fleet at SCT includes Kalmar reachstackers and empty container handlers.

Mohammad Alshaikh, CEO DP World Jeddah and Country Head KSA, said: “The new equipment procured from Kalmar and added to our equipment portfolio will further accelerate DP World Jeddah’s SCT development plans, which aim to further enhance its infrastructure capabilities and technology driven services to continue providing our customers with seamless quality services. This will ensure that DP World Jeddah continues to strengthen and grow Jeddah’s Islamic Port position and capabilities as a key strategic port in KSA and the region.”

Suresh Ananthanarayan, Sales Director, Kalmar, said: “We are delighted to further reinforce our long-standing relationship with DP World and to support their ongoing commitment to further develop SCT as a strategic regional and global trade hub.”

The Kalmar Ottawa T2 combines power, functionality and performance with excellent ergonomics and easy maintenance access. The 81 units delivered to SCT will incorporate a range of additional safety features including an automatic fire extinguisher system, a reverse warning system and a drive speed limiter system.

Further information for the press:

Rob van Klingeren, Vice President, Kalmar Middle East, tel. +97 14 341 39 33

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 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.

About DP World 
We are the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions.  

 We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of 181 business units in 64 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work. 

 Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 56,000 employees from 140 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership. 

We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading technology to broaden our vision of more efficient, transparent and resilient world trade. We achieve this by leveraging disruptive innovation to create the smartest and most effective logistics solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.

Adnan Bezri, Communication and Sustainability Manager, DP World +966508039954,