• 2015 April 22 13:32

    Kalmar to provide Messina Line in Italy with new fleet of RoRo forklifts

    Kalmar, part of Cargotec announces a further order to supply seven new Kalmar DCE330-RORO units to the leading Italian shipping firm Messina Line (Ignazio Messina & C S.p.a). The expansion of Messina's fleet has been made in preparation for larger vessels soon coming to their terminal in Genoa, Italy. The order has been booked into Cargotec's first quarter intake, and scheduled for delivery in the second, the company said in its press release.

    The Kalmar DCE330-RORO possesses a 33-tonne lifting capacity, free lift mast up to three metres high and 360° visibility; and so is equally at home in the limited space on board ship as it is handling and stacking containers in the terminal yard. Messina will use the units to handle container and heavy break bulk on vessels and in the terminal of the vessels destination, to unload goods when needed.

    Kalmar and Messina worked together to adapt and achieve exacting specifications required to fit the physical constraints within the new ships' RoRo holds. The mast had to be less than 5350mm and capable of lifting 33,000kg. As such, the forklifts have been equipped with an extra-low triplex free lift mast.

    "We are thrilled to receive a repeat order from such an impressive company," remarked Thomas Malmborg, Vice President, Forklift Trucks at Kalmar. "This demonstrates the proven reliability of Kalmar products, and in this instance the solid and excellent support given by Kalmar's organisation in Italy.The previous collaboration between Kalmar and Messina was very effective, and this time what we will deliver is seven RoRo forklifts that have been customised to enable operation inside the confined space of the vessels expected. Messina had precise requirements and Kalmar worked in close proximity with them to ensure these needs were met."

    Massimo Messina, Vice President, Messina Line said: "The solid and excellent support from Kalmar and locally from Kalmar Italia that we received previously made it an inevitability that we would work with Kalmar again. The seven new Kalmar DCE330-RORO's will significantly increase the efficiency of our ports, and once again Kalmar met the brief and specifications exactly. We were very impressed and they looked after our every need."

    Messina line reaches locations over the Mediterranean, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 1921, it has grown into a global business with over 1,000 employees and a turnover in excess of EUR 300 million making it the second largest roll-on roll-off container operator in the world.




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