Kalmar awarded a Kalmar Optimal Care service contract at the Yilport Oslo Terminal
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and the Yilport Oslo Terminal Investments AS in Norway, have signed a long term service agreement for Kalmar Optimal Care. The order was signed on 1 February 2016 and the Kalmar services team has already started working at the terminal, the company said in its press release.
Based on the agreement, Kalmar has full responsibility for all maintenance activities at the terminal including maintenance management, service execution, logistics, spare part warehousing and 24/7 support. The fleet at the Yilport Oslo includes eight Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, one Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) crane, three Konecranes STS cranes and Kalmar mobile equipment. As part of the agreement, Yilport Oslo leases two Kalmar reachstackers with the K-Motion technology and two reachstackers for empty container handling.
Yilport Oslo Terminal is Norway's largest container port that was officially opened on 21 April 2016. Kalmar has earlier delivered eight zero emission semi-automated RTG cranes, which play a significant role in boosting the port's capacity. According to the plans, the container throughput of the terminal will increase from 210,000 to 450,000 TEU annually.
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. Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs almost 11,000 people.