Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to deliver 14 new Kalmar T2 terminal tractors to Abu Dhabi Terminals' (ADT) who operate and manage the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), which is the first semi-automated container terminal in the Middle East. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2016 second quarter order intake, with delivery taking place in the beginning of October 2016.

Neil Watson

, Chief Operating Officer, Abu Dhabi Terminals, says: "Khalifa Port Container Terminal is one of the most technologically advanced and fastest growing container terminals in the world and we continuously seek ways to ensure high and consistent productivity to the benefits of our customers. Kalmar's ability to provide quality, reliable and cost effective machines means they are a natural choice for ADT's terminal equipment, and we look forward to building on our relationship going forward."

Mikko Lehtinen

, Director, Business Development, Terminal Tractors at Kalmar, says: "We are delighted that ADT has once again chosen Kalmar equipment to support their business operations. Kalmar has a long history with ADT and we highly value this opportunity to be part of their development activities."

Kalmar T2 terminal tractor was launched for the European market in the autumn of 2015. It features reliable, driver focused design, an ergonomic cabin, improved powertrain efficiency and modular construction as to allow optimised operational performance and lowest lifetime cost of ownership. Kalmar T2 is designed to operate both in the busiest distribution terminals as well as in heavier (LoLo) port operations.

Source: Kalmar