Fleet of Kalmar terminal tractors to Port of Salalah in Oman
Cargotec's Kalmar business area has been awarded a contract to supply 42
Ottawa 4x2 terminal tractors for the expansion of the Port of Salalah,
located in the southern region of Oman. The equipment will be delivered
to Port of Salalah by the end of this year.
The Port of Salalah is one of the fastest-growing terminals in West
Central Asia. It is situated on the rim of the Indian Ocean, on a
shipping route between Asia and Europe. The port is undertaking a major
expansion project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2011,
raising the port's capacity to 9 million TEU per year.
Kalmar's Ottawa terminal tractors will service the quayside operation
with Post-Panamax Gantry Cranes. The main features of Kalmar tractors
are a big tractive effort, good manoeuvrability and reliability based on
first class components, long experience and close collaboration with
This model is a reliable and robust container yard tractor and comes
equipped with the cleanest in engine standards with an EU Stage 3A /
Tier III engine, emitting only the minimum in harmful emissions. The
order also includes an initial stock of spare parts.
Graham Boxall, Sales Director for the Middle East Region, Kalmar
"Kalmar's decision to open a regional office in Dubai this year to
provide closer customer support is bearing good results. We are
physically much closer now to our customers and they certainly
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Kalmar is a global provider of container and heavy duty materials
handling equipment, automation applications and related services. It is
the world's leading supplier of cargo handling equipment to ports,
terminals and intermodal facilities.
Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world
is handled by a Kalmar machine. The company also supplies a wide range
of machines to demanding industrial customers for applications as
diverse as handling steel and paper to shunting road trailers at
Kalmar is also leading the way in port automation applications with its
application of unmanned container handling technology, on-board smart
features and remote maintenance products developed in co-operation with
customers and partners.
Kalmar's product range is complemented by a large range of value added
services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management. Production
plants are situated in Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, China
and the USA. Kalmar's net sales were EUR 1.343 billion in 2007.
Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of
cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation,
terminals, ports, distribution centres, and ships. Cargotec's sales
exceed EUR 3 billion and the company employs approximately 12,000
people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
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