Kalmar to deliver 81 tractors for Jeddah Port


Kalmar will supply 81 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for the DP World South Container Terminal (SCT) at Jeddah Port.

To be delivered in Q2 2022, the Kalmar Ottawa T2 combines power, functionality and performance with excellent ergonomics and easy maintenance access.

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.

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, added, “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.”

Jeddah Islamic Port is the largest port in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a major trade hub, connecting the east-west trade routes.

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.

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