Port Maputo bolsters ops with Kalmar terminal tractors and forklift trucks

Port Maputo bolsters ops with T2i terminal tractors and forklifts trucks

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has secured an order from Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) in Mozambique for 14 Kalmar T2i terminal tractors and three Kalmar forklift trucks.

The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q4 order intake and the machines are scheduled to be delivered towards the end of Q2 2023. 

MPDC, a joint venture between the Mozambican Railway Company and Portus Indico, was first awarded the concession to run Porto de Maputo in 2003.

The company also acts as the port authority with responsibility for maritime operations, piloting, stevedoring, and terminal and warehouse operations as well as port planning and development.

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MPDC currently operates a fleet of over 35 Kalmar forklift trucks and terminal tractors, used for bulk operations.

The port currently handles around 26 million tons a year and is looking to expanding this to 43 million tons within the next decade.

“We have been operating Kalmar machines since 2008 and have always found them to be reliable, economical and easy to maintain,” said Elísio Langa, Maintenance Manager, MPD.

“If we are to achieve our ambitious capacity expansion target, we need the best equipment available on the market – this is why we believe that Kalmar is the best choice for us.”

Kalmar just concluded an agreement with Uwe Kleinwort GmbH to supply six Kalmar Gloria reachstackers.

The reachstackers come with a lifting capacity of 45 tons.

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