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Kalmar helps MSC to cut running costs in South Africa with new order for reachstackers and empty container handlers

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 19 SEPTEMBER 2017 AT 2 PM (EEST)
 

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to continue its cooperation with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) with a new order for container-handling equipment. The order, comprising two Kalmar reachstackers and five empty container handlers, was booked in Cargotec's 2017 third quarter intake. Delivery will commence in Q4 2017 and continue into Q2 2018.

MSC, a world leader in global container shipping, has a network of over 480 offices in 155 countries and a fleet of 490 container vessels. As well as sea freight, the company offers integrated warehousing and haulage services. The new machines form part of a fleet renewal programme and will be used for processing laden and empty containers at MSCs five terminal locations across South Africa. MSC chose to renew its fleet with Kalmar equipment based on the reliable and economic performance of their existing Kalmar machines. Kalmar's dedicated local team of technicians provides MSC with technical support, spare parts and training services.

The Kalmar DRT450 reachstacker and DCT90 empty container handlers purchased by MSC enable safe container handling combined with the high build quality, excellent reliability and low running costs that Kalmar is renowned for.

Sandra Sarno, Director, MSC, commented: "The trustworthy performance of our existing Kalmar machines played a major role in our decision to place this new order. We know that we can always rely on Kalmar equipment to provide cost-efficient operation and world-class reliability."

Leslie Bramraj Venketas, Sales Manager at Kalmar South Africa, said: "MSC has been an important partner of ours for a number of years, so we are delighted to strengthen our relationship by supporting them with their fleet renewal programme."

Further information for the press:

Leslie Bramraj Venketas, Sales Manager, Kalmar, tel. +27 31 327 1800

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

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