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Kalmar to supply eight RTGs to Kumport in Turkey

Cargotec's Kalmar business area has been awarded a contract to supply eight of its E-One+ rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Kumport Liman Hizmetleri ve Lojistik A.Ş. for the expansion of Kumport port in Turkey. The equipment will be delivered to Kumport in August 2009.
The eight new RTGs will be fitted with Kalmar's Smartrail® autosteering and container position verification systems and variable speed generators (VSG) to improve fuel economy especially when power consumption is low. The RTGs will be joining the four existing Kalmar RTGs and other Kalmar equipment that has provided Kumport with trouble-free operation since 2002.

Erkay Derelli, managing director of Kumport, said: "We demand equipment availability and reliability of at least 90 to 95%, which is very important for our terminal business. Kalmar equipment and service has given us this level of availability and reliability, and we are able to provide our customers with the best possible service levels.
"Proven availability, reliability, service and excellent machinery were the motives for our decision to choose Kalmar again."

Before its expansion, Kumport is the second largest private port and the third largest port in Turkey. Kumport is located at the European side of Istanbul on the Marmara Sea coast. Kumport is currently handling about 750,000 TEU per year and estimates that within five years it will be able to double that amount.

"There is also huge transit potential. Traffic is increasing, especially from the Far East to the Black Sea area. Our port expansion, which includes reclaiming land from the sea and building bridge connections, is all to be completed in five years," said Mr Derelli.
Kalmar's E-One+ RTG cranes come equipped with a low-emission diesel engine and all-electric trolley, wheel turning and spreader. This 'all-electric' concept, without the need for hydraulics, means that parts are easy to access and fewer components than ever require maintenance. The E-One+ RTGs offer reliability and cost efficiency while also meeting the toughest environmental standards on pollution, discharges, noise, safety and working environment.
Note to editors: Press information can be found on Kalmar's website: Simply click on News Room to be taken to a list of recent press releases. Photographs to accompany this press release is also available on the Kalmar website, by clicking on Press Pictures. The captions for the photographs read:
GROUP PHOTOGRAPH: " Present at the signing of the contract for Kalmar to supply eight E-One+ RTG cranes to Kumport were (left to right): Arjan Meijer, Kalmar Industries; Arcan Fayatorbay, Kumport; Ender Erkul, Toyota Istif Makineleri A.S.; Erkay Derelli, Kumport; Arne Hammar, Kalmar Industries."
PHOTOGRAPH: " Kalmar is to supply eight E-One+ RTG cranes to Kumport. Arne Hammar, Sales Director Kalmar Industries (left) is pictured with Erkay Derelli Managing Director, Kumport."
PHOTOGRAPH: "Erkay Derelli, Managing Director, Kumport. Kumport has ordered eight E-One+ RTG cranes from Cargotec's Kalmar business area."

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 distribution hubs.

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.

For further information:
Aija Kalander Vice President Cargotec External Communications Cargotec Tel: +35 832 658 625 Website:


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