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Kalmar delivers range of cargo-handling equipment to Hamad Port, Qatar

 
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 28 MARCH 2016 AT 10 AM (EEST)
 
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for twenty-one forklifts, five empty container handlers, and four reachstackers for the New Port Project (NPP) in Qatar. The order, which also includes training to serve port operations and equipment handling, was booked into the 2016 third quarter intake. Deliveries have started in the first quarter of 2017.
 
On 19 June 2007, The State of Qatar began the development of NPP, one of the world's largest greenfield port developments. The QAR 27 Billion (USD 7.4 Billion) megaproject will span a 26.8 square kilometre area and is strategically located south of Doha. NPP includes a new port (Hamad Port), a new base for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces and the Qatar Economic Zone 3. The brand new multi-use port began partial operations at the end of 2015 and is now in full operation after the opening of Container Terminal 1 in December 2016, providing a throughput capacity of two million TEUs per year.

"This delivery represents the culmination of the successful collaboration between the New Port Project and Kalmar. The new Kalmar fleet will play an important role in helping us to reach our cargo-handling goals at Hamad Port, and Kalmar's expert training will help ensure the best use of their reliable equipment" says Nabil Al-Khaldi, Director, Engineering, Qatar Ports Management Company MWANI.

"We are pleased that NPP chose an extensive fleet of Kalmar equipment to Hamad Port. Our Agent Rumaillah Motors, part of Rumaillah Group has been at the forefront of providing full support to NPP for Kalmar port handling solutions in the region", says Jinesh Manian, Sales Manager, Kalmar Middle East.

The order includes twenty-one forklifts comprising Kalmar DCG100-12, Kalmar DCG120-12, Kalmar DCG150-12, Kalmar DCF250-12LB, Kalmar DCF300-12LB, Kalmar DCE280RoRo, Kalmar DCE330RoRo and Kalmar DCF450-12 units. Also included are five Kalmar DCF100-45E7 empty container handlers and four Kalmar DRG450-60S5 reachstackers.
 
Further information for the press:
 
Rob van Klingeren, Market Area Director, Kalmar, rob.van.klingeren@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