CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 15 DECEMBER 2016 AT 11 AM (EET)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has extended its long cooperation with Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) in Malaysia by providing them with 93 terminal tractors for container handling. The approx. EUR 5 million purchase was booked in Cargotec's 2016 third quarter order intake, with first deliveries taking place in December 2016.
PTP is Malaysia's largest container terminal and is currently ranked 18th in the Top Container Ports Ranking 2015. Last year, PTP continued to grow and expand its business in the region in spite of the gloomy global economic landscape by recording a total throughput of 9.17 million TEUs or an increase of 7% total growth as compared to 2014.
Kalmar 4x2 medium terminal tractors to be delivered to PTP are manufactured in Shanghai, China with the design and offering specially optimised for the Asian market. The PTP units have a gross combination weight of 70 tonnes and they will be used to handle containers.
Colin Cen, Sales Support Manager of Kalmar APAC says: "We are very pleased to cooperate with PTP. Our aim is to help PTP to improve the efficiency of their every move and lower their operating costs with our high quality terminal tractors. Our factory in Shanghai is fully committed and working at full speed to deliver the ordered machines on time as promised. This is our largest terminal tractor order to date in Malaysia."
Further information for the press:
Chloe Chua, Sales Administration Manager, Cargotec Terminal Solutions (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, tel. +603 31762998, Chloe.Chua@kalmarglobal.com
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, email@example.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 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com