Kalmar First Order With WienCont


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order from the Port of Vienna's WienCont Container Terminal for three new twin lift capability empty container handlers. Delivery and start-up is set for April 2017. 

The contract marks the first order of equipment from Kalmar's DCG80-100 empty container handler range, which was launched in Munich on November 9. The new range offers customers the best lifetime value currently available on the market with better performance, greater reliability, less downtime and lower running costs for the machine. This order continues the terminal's history of working with Kalmar.

The 10-tonne capacity handlers are fitted with options including reverse warning system, tyre pressure monitoring system and the Kalmar Smart Fleet monitoring system that enables an effective management of the container handling operations. In returning to a fleet of Kalmar-only equipment, WienCont is looking to streamline its maintenance needs, as the new machines will fall under an existing Kalmar service agreement, which also includes two onsite mechanics.

The three new Kalmar DCG100-45ED6 container handlers join a fleet of 4 Kalmar DRF/DRG reachstackers, 2 Kalmar DRF/DRG empty container reachstackers, 1 Kalmar DCF100-45E6 empty container handler, 1 Kalmar DCG70-32E3 container handler, and 1 Kalmar TT612D terminal tractor.

Robert Groiss, Managing Director of WienCont Container, said “In order to prepare for the future, it is important that we choose high quality equipment with modern capabilities that will meet our growing handling requirements. We have chosen Kalmar as the brand to trust for their reliable machines, low downtime, and cost-effective service for our intermodal operations,” 

Kalmar have also recently received an order from Transnet for straddle carriers.

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