DP World orders empty container handlers from Kalmar for new Jebel Ali terminal

  • Container handlers due for delivery in April 2014

Kalmar has received an order from Dubai-based port operator DP World for seven empty container handlers for its new terminal in the Port of Jebel Ali.

The new empty container handlers will be delivered by April next year to Jebel Ali’s Container Terminal 3, which is currently under construction. The four million TEU capacity Terminal 3, due to open in 2014, will take the total capacity of Jebel Ali Port to 19 million TEU.

The new machines will be equipped with several options to enhance operator safety, such as twistlock monitoring cameras, rear warning systems and vehicle data output.

This order for empty container handlers follows orders for several units of Kalmar mobile equipment for DP World's locations in the Middle East and Africa. In August, Kalmar received an order for five reachstackers for Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. In September, two Kalmar reachstackers were ordered for Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) in Djibouti, Africa. Between April and August, DP World placed orders for several Kalmar forklift trucks for Jebel Ali terminals T1 and T2, including three new generation Kalmar forklifts for which the response has been very positive from the customer.

DP World has a portfolio of more than 65 marine terminals across six continents, including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe, South America and the Middle East. In 2012, the company handled more than 56 million TEU.

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