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Kalmar reaches agreement with Sitthi Logistics in Laos terminal expansion

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Kalmar has concluded an agreement with transport operator Sitthi Logistics Co. to supply a fleet of new equipment as part of an inland terminal development in Laos.

Booked in Cargotec’s 2021 Q1 order intake, Kalmar will provide Sitthi with two rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), three reachstackers, two empty container handlers, and six terminal tractors to the greenfield development.

Sitthi Logistics and the Lao Government are developing the Vientiane Logistics Park (VLP) and Thanaleng Dry Port in capital Vientiane under a joint venture.

The VLP project will turn the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) into the land-linked country of Greater Mekong Subregion. It will serve as a distribution hub between ASEAN and China following the completion of the Lao-China railway project in December 2021.

In addition, Kalmar will supply Sitthi with two Kalmar SmartPower RTGs, which can reduce annual fuel consumption by up to 50% compared to traditional diesel machines.

Viengkhone Sitthixay, VP of Dry Port at Vientian Logistics Park, commented, “As a leading global player in the cargo-handling equipment industry, Kalmar was able to provide proven and cost-efficient solutions that met all our business requirements.

“We are excited to begin this collaboration with Kalmar and look forward to developing our partnership further as we ramp up operations at Thanaleng.”

Daniel Ho, VP of Sales at Kalmar Asia-Pacific, said,: “We are delighted to enter a new market in Laos, and that Sitthi chose us to equip its new terminal with a diverse fleet of Kalmar machines.

“This order demonstrates the strength and depth of our offering and our capability to provide a comprehensive range of fuel and cost-efficient choices for customers who are developing greenfield sites.”

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