Kalmar has concluded a large order from YILPORT Holdings Inc. for a total of 27 new Kalmar machines, including 11 reachstackers, four empty container handlers and 12 heavy terminal tractors.
Yilport will send three Eco reachstakers and two reachstakers for empty container handling to the Port of Oslo. Furthermore, Leixões Container Terminal in Portugal will receive two Eco reachstackers, while Yilport Huelva in Spain will receive one Eco reachstacker and four Kalmar heavy terminal tractors.
Additionally, Yilport Gebze in Turkey will be equipped with one Eco reachstacker and two empty container handlers, while Yilport will enhance Puerto Bolívar in Ecuador with two reachstackers and two empty container handlers. Finally, Gävle Container Terminal in Sweden will receive eight heavy terminal tractors.
The order was booked in the first-quarter order intake of Cargotec, which owns Kalmar with the delivery of all machines scheduled for the third and the fourth quarters of the year.
According to an announcement, the Port of Oslo and Gävle Container Terminal have a Kalmar Optimal Care service agreement in place which will cover all the new equipment. Moreover, Yilport Huelva and Leixões Container Terminal are supported by Kalmar’s on-call services while Gebze and Puerto Bolivar will be serviced and supported by Kalmar’s local dealers.
Yilport was established in August 2011 as a subsidiary to consolidate the port and container terminal operations of the YILDIRIM Group. Today, YILPORT operates 22 marine ports and terminals globally, five in Turkey, seven in Portugal, two in Spain, two in Sweden and one each in Norway, Malta, Italy, Peru, Ecuador and Guatemala. In addition, YILPORT operates five dry terminals in Turkey and one in Sweden.