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Kalmar and DP World reinforce relationship

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has secured an order from DP World to supply 81 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for its South Container Terminal (SCT) in Jeddah Islamic Port, Saudi Arabia.

The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2021 Q2 quarter order intake with delivery scheduled for Q2 of 2022.

Jeddah Islamic Port is the largest port in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a major trade hub, connecting the east-west trade routes. Global trade enabler DP World was awarded a 30-year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession in 2019 by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), for the management and development of the Jeddah South Container Terminal at the multi-purpose Jeddah Islamic Port. As the leading enabler of smarter trade around the world, DP World is committed to making a better future that supports economic growth and business development, and raises the standard of living for communities. DP World Jeddah’s operations are aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030 of transformation, and will further assist the ease of doing business in the ports and logistics sector by introducing advanced technologies. In addition to Kalmar terminal tractors, the current equipment fleet at SCT includes Kalmar reachstackers and empty container handlers.

Mohammad Alshaikh, CEO DP World Jeddah and Country Head KSA, said: “The new equipment procured from Kalmar and added to our equipment portfolio will further accelerate DP World Jeddah’s SCT development plans, which aim to further enhance its infrastructure capabilities and technology driven services to continue providing our customers with seamless quality services. This will ensure that DP World Jeddah continues to strengthen and grow Jeddah’s Islamic Port position and capabilities as a key strategic port in KSA and the region.”

Suresh Ananthanarayan, Sales Director, Kalmar, said: “We are delighted to further reinforce our long-standing relationship with DP World and to support their ongoing commitment to further develop SCT as a strategic regional and global trade hub.”

The Kalmar Ottawa T2 combines power, functionality and performance with excellent ergonomics and easy maintenance access. The 81 units delivered to SCT will incorporate a range of additional safety features including an automatic fire extinguisher system, a reverse warning system and a drive speed limiter system.