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Kalmar continues sustainable collaboration with APM Terminals

2022 Press


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received a repeat order for shuttle carriers to APM Terminals in Tangier, Morocco. The first phase of the project consisted of 42 shuttle carriers between 2016 and 2020. As a next step in the collaboration, APM Terminals has selected Kalmar to deliver 23 additional units - manually-driven, semi-automated hybrid shuttle carriers. The latest batch of shuttles are in support of APM Terminals’ expansion of their newest facility TM2 in Tangiers, Morocco. These units to be delivered will be integrated into the Terminal Operation System via KalmarOne software, complemented by professional services, maintenance and support. 

Jack Craig, Vice President, Global Head of Operations at APM Terminals: “We are pleased with our partnership with Kalmar in developing this significant infrastructure and operational change at TM2. Together, we have introduced a fleet of semi-automated equipment that will ensure high productivity in a sustainable manner as part of our terminal modernisation initiatives. Kalmar’s hybrid AutoStrad™ solution will help us reduce CO2 emissions.” 

Antti Kaunonen, President, Kalmar Automation Solutions: “We are proud of our continued collaboration with the APM Terminals in Tangier. The solution combines our industry-leading hybrid technology helping to reduce CO2 emissions.” 

In addition, as has been planned since 2019, APM Terminals has also completed an order for 62 Kalmar Hybrid Automated Straddle Carriers for its Los Angeles facility. This unique, eco-efficient, horizontal transportation solution operating between the vessels and truck lanes has removed significant safety risks and driven faster gate turntimes for the local customers during a period of unprecedented volumes in the port. 

Combined, these investments represent a continuation of APM Terminals’ cooperation with Kalmar to bring efficient terminal solutions to critical pieces of the global supply chain. 

Further information for the press:

Antti Kaunonen, President, Kalmar Automation Solutions,

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 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people.