New deal marks longstanding relationship between DP World and Kalmar
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to supply DP World with a total of 63 Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers for use at four of its European container terminals.
12 units will be delivered to GMP in Le Havre, France; 20 units to Eurofos in Marseille, France; 19 units to Antwerp Gateway in Belgium; and 12 units to DP World Southampton in the UK.
The order was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q1 order intake, and the majority of the machines is expected to be delivered by the end of 2019.
Edi Cioran, Regional Operations Director - Europe, DP World: "Kalmar has been a trusted partner of ours for several years already, and their proven technology and commitment to developing eco-efficient solutions fits perfectly with our commitment to being a world leader in sustainability.
“The hybrid straddle carrier solution will support our terminals in achieving their environmental goals, while also boosting the efficiency of container moves at the same time."
Tero Kokko, Senior Vice President, Automation and Projects, Kalmar: "We are delighted to further strengthen our already excellent relationship with DP World and continue our shared journey on the road towards a more sustainable future for cargo handling operations.
“We are investing continuously in R&D efforts to develop more eco-efficient solutions and we are pleased to see that our customers share the same priorities.
“We're also very proud to say that with this order, we have sold around 250 Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers since their introduction to the market in 2013."
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