Yilport Holding's three cargo terminals in Sweden have awarded Kalmar, part of Cargotec, with a full outsourcing contract for maintenance activities under a Kalmar Care service agreement.
The terminal operator is in charge of 20 marine ports and terminals around the world including the Swedish multipurpose and container terminals in Gävle and an intermodal terminal north of Stockholm.
Kalmar will assume full responsibility for maintenance operations at the three Swedish terminals, where Yliport operates over 70 different types of cargo handling equipment from several different brands.
Yilport aims to be in the global top 10 for the industry by 2025 through the development of multipurpose facilities on an international scale.
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
The service cooperation between Yilport and Kalmar goes back to 2016, when Kalmar became Yliport's service partner for its terminal in Oslo, Norway.
A Kalmar Care service agreement covers equipment such as container and mobile harbour cranes, reachstackers, forklift trucks, terminal tractors and wheel loaders.
It also includes fixed-price maintenance coverage for both rental and owned equipment as well as 24/7 on-call coverage invoiced based on time and materials used.
The agreement will give Yliport access to skilled maintenance expertise and flexible staffing options.
This should help to reduce operational downtime and increase efficiency at its terminals.
Eryn Dinyovszky, Nordic Regional General Manager of Yilport, said: “We are delighted to have entered into this agreement with Kalmar, who have become our trusted partner in the Nordics.
“Kalmar Care offers value for money and flexibility in terms of staffing and service levels, and will help us improve the safety and transparency of our maintenance operations.”
Karri Keskinen, Director, Service Contracts, Kalmar, stated: “This agreement is a natural continuation of our highly fruitful partnership with Yilport in the Nordic region – and a demonstration of Kalmar's ability to support customers with complex maintenance needs.
“By combining our world-class maintenance expertise and flexible approach, we can help Yilport take their service operations to the next level by helping them improve reliability, reduce total cost of ownership and equipment downtime, as well as enhance the safety of their operations.”