Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to supply nine terminal tractors to leading Italian shipping operator Onorato Armatori Group.
The terminal tractors are due to arrive during the second quarter of 2018.
Onorato Armatori Group’s new heavy-duty TR618i terminal tractors will load and unload wheeled cargo from roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) vessels.
Kalmar's terminal tractors meet tough demands of ro-ro operations, where fast and efficient ship turnarounds are critical to maintaining profitability.
Seven of the machines will operate at the company's Livorno Terminal Marittimo (LTM) and two at the CPS terminal in Catania.
Kalmar has focused on ensuring its terminal tractors are durable, allow visibility and operator comfort for moving heavy loads in harsh port conditions.
Its engine technology also minimizes atmospheric emissions.
Ron Robinson, Sales Director at Kalmar, will be a speaker at Port Technology's Container Terminal Automation Conference on March 14 – 15, 2018 in London, UK
Matteo Savelli, LTM’s CEO, said: “Kalmar was the natural choice for us when renewing our terminal tractor fleet because of the excellent working relationship we have built up over many years of partnership.
“We already operate machines at our terminals, and we have been extremely satisfied with the service support provided by their skilled local team.”
Kalmar's local team of skilled service engineers already supports Onorato Armatori with equipment maintenance services at both locations.
The Onorato Armatori Group is a leading European provider of passenger and freight maritime transportation and the parent company of the Moby, Tirrenia-CIN and Toremar and Moby SPL shipping lines.
Marco Tosi, Market Area Director, Kalmar Italy: “Ro-ro operations place extremely high demands on equipment, and our industry-leading terminal tractors have a proven track record of reliable performance at terminals around the world.
“Our relationship with Onorato Armatori has gone from strength to strength, and we are delighted that they have chosen Kalmar to support them with the renewal of their terminal tractor fleet.”