Kalmar Supplies 19 Straddle Carriers to TPT, Durban

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained a breakthrough order to supply ten straddle carriers to Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) Durban Pier 2, a dedicated straddle carrier operation in South Africa currently handling a throughput of 2.4 million TEU.

TPT is a division of the government-owned Transnet SOC Limited currently pursuing a R300 billion capital investment programme over seven years and now in its third year of execution. The order was booked into Cargotec's first quarter intake 2014 with deliveries scheduled to be completed by October 2014.

Anton Burchell, Managing Director, Kalmar South Africa, said: "We are delighted to be selected as the preferred supplier on this important contract, in spite of considerable competition. Kalmar was able to provide Transnet the optimum solution, delivering high productivity and low operational costs. Our ability to integrate local manufacturing as part of the Supply Development tender requirement and the supply of certain local components was also key to Kalmar winning the day. We take great pride in retaining TPT as a valued customer and wish them ongoing success at the Durban Container Terminals."

Kalmar ESC 450W straddle carriers combine high performance and productivity with low maintenance and operating costs. Designed with operators in mind, they deliver strong environmental benefits. The machines to be delivered comply with the latest exhaust emission regulations whilst also improving fuel efficiency by up to 20% over previous models and reducing running costs overall. TPT opted for Kalmar's electric straddle carriers, which feature a twin lift system and lifting capabilities of 61 tons.

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