Cargotec's Kalmar wins significant order for Melbourne's new automated container terminal
ET | Source:Cargotec
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, 3 SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 1 PM (EEST)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a significant contract to deliver container
handling equipment and related automation technology worth of more than EUR 40
million to Port of Melbourne's new container terminal, operated by Victoria
International Container Terminal Ltd (VICTL). The order includes 12 automated
stacking cranes and 11 automated shuttle carriers and they will be delivered
Kalmar's partnership with VICTL, a consortium comprised of Philippines-based
International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI) and Australia's
Anglo Ports, marks a milestone in Australia's port infrastructure development.
Australia has shown the way in port automation and Kalmar has played a key role
in introducing innovative automation solutions to the country's leading ports.
The new terminal at Melbourne's Webb Dock will introduce fully automated
operations from gate to quayside and deliver an estimated capacity of 350,000
TEU in its first phase. When fully developed, the 35.4 hectare terminal will be
able to handle up to 1.4 million TEU annually. Construction of the terminal
superstructure and facilities is planned to commence in late 2014.
Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI head of the Asia-Pacific region said: "This is a
premier project for ICTSI in Australia and the partnership with Kalmar allows us
to introduce cutting edge, best-proven automated container handling equipment
and technologies to Webb Dock. Kalmar's strong track record in delivering
automated terminal solutions in Australia as well as in other parts of the world
will help us to put Melbourne amongst the leading ports of the world."
Olli Isotalo, President of Kalmar, said: "We are extremely pleased to have been
selected as the main partner in this landmark project. Our proven solutions and
experience in port automation will not only ensure superior operating efficiency
but also minimal environmental impact in this highly populated area. We are
committed to delivering VICTL a high-performing system with best of breed
automated port equipment."
Further information for the press:
Olli Isotalo, President, Kalmar, tel. +358 204 777 4111
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel.
+358 20 777 4096, firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information for investors:
Paula Liimatta, Director Investor Relations, tel. +358 20 777 4084
Cargotec shapes the cargo handling industry for the benefit of its customers and
shareholders. Cargotec's business areas MacGregor, Kalmar and Hiab are
recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Their
global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services
that ensure a continuous, reliable and sustainable performance according to
customers' needs. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion and it
employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com
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