Kalmar signs Gulftainer Lebanon tractor contract
Kalmar has signed a contract with Gulftainer Lebanon to supply six of its T2 terminal tractors and one DCF80-45F7 empty container handler for use at its Port of Tripoli in Northern Lebanon.
The order was booked in Cargotec's 2016 third quarter order intake and the first delivery is set to take place in October. The rest of the equipment will be delivered during the first part of 2017.
"As well as recognising the overall quality of Kalmar equipment, we appreciated that Kalmar responded promptly to all our requests,” said Amatouri, board president at Gulftainer Lebanon.
“With this order we anticipate to reduce the equipment downtime at our terminal and look forward to a successful business relationship that is mutually beneficial for both parties," he added.
Gulftainer is a privately owned, independent port management and third-party logistics company based in the United Arab Emirates.
It has operations in Europe, and the Americas, with port activities in the UAE, Iraq, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon.
The concession was awarded last year and Gulftainer has invested US $60 million in new equipment and machinery, including dedicated Ship-to-Shore Gantry Cranes, supporting Yard Cranes, other container handlers and yard management systems.
Once complete, the new Gulftainer Terminal will be able to accommodate some of the largest container vessels operating in the Eastern Mediterranean, alleviating congestion in, and as an alternative to, the Port of Beirut.
Rob van Klingeren, market area director, Middle East, concluded: “We are proud that Gulftainer chose Kalmar equipment to support their business operations. We look forward to working together with them also in the future.”