Kalmar delivers range of cargo-handling equipment to Hamad Port, Qatar
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for twenty-one forklifts, five empty container handlers, and four reachstackers for the New Port Project (NPP) in Qatar. The order, which also includes training to serve port operations and equipment handling, was booked into the 2016 third quarter intake. Deliveries have started in the first quarter of 2017, the company said in its press release.
On 19 June 2007, The State of Qatar began the development of NPP, one of the world's largest greenfield port developments. The QAR 27 Billion (USD 7.4 Billion) megaproject will span a 26.8 square kilometre area and is strategically located south of Doha. NPP includes a new port (Hamad Port), a new base for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces and the Qatar Economic Zone 3. The brand new multi-use port began partial operations at the end of 2015 and is now in full operation after the opening of Container Terminal 1 in December 2016, providing a throughput capacity of two million TEUs per year.
The order includes twenty-one forklifts comprising Kalmar DCG100-12, Kalmar DCG120-12, Kalmar DCG150-12, Kalmar DCF250-12LB, Kalmar DCF300-12LB, Kalmar DCE280RoRo, Kalmar DCE330RoRo and Kalmar DCF450-12 units. Also included are five Kalmar DCF100-45E7 empty container handlers and four Kalmar DRG450-60S5 reachstackers.
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.
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.