Port orders for Kalmar
By Laura Hatton20 May 2015
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received two orders from International Container Services Inc (ICTSI) in the Philippines.
The order includes 42 Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors, five Kalmar reach stackers and two Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to be delivered to Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) and 16 Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors and two Kalmar RTGs to be delivered to Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC). The orders have been booked into the first quarter of 2015.
Commenting on the order, Mohamed Ghandar, ICTSI director Asia region and general manager of MICT, said, “MICT is ICTSI's flagship operation and since 1988 we have increased the terminal's annual capacity five-fold. We are expanding the cargo handling fleet to make it the largest and most modern terminal operation in the Philippines.”
Roberto Locsin, SBITC general manager, said, “SBITC is growing rapidly and it is expected to become a major port. That's why we have turned to Kalmar once again. The quantity of the units is significant, and we know they will deliver outstanding performance.”
Björn Jonasson, Kalmar sales director APAC, said, “We are thrilled to support and supply equipment to ICTSI group companies in their continuous global expansion. ICTSI has been a loyal Kalmar customer for a long time, and we are both committed to developing equipment and providing services that are on a par with the world's leading container terminals.”