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Kalmar wins bid to supply Wismar Seaport

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to supply the German logistics operator Seehafen Wismar (Wismar Seaport) with six heavy-duty terminal tractors.

The order, which includes a comprehensive four-year Kalmar Complete Care service agreement for the machines, was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 Q1 order intake, with delivery of the machines scheduled for the early part of Q4 2020.

Wismar Seaport is one of the most state-of-the-art logistics companies in the Baltic Sea region, operating a modern industrial and logistics site on Germany’s northern coast. The company handles a wide variety of cargo by road, rail and sea using a fleet of Kalmar forklifts.

Kalmar’s heavy-duty TR618i terminal tractors boast outstanding durability, visibility and operator comfort to ensure excellent performance when moving heavy loads in demanding conditions. They also include a number of safety-related features, including:

  • Engine preheating to ensure reliable operation in sub-zero temperatures
  • Electrically heated and adjusted exterior mirrors, avoiding the need to exit the cabin to clear or adjust mirrors
  • A double brake pedal for easier operation
  • An overrun structure behind the cabin for additional protection
  • Integrated mudguards and bumpers to protect the 5th wheel and the chassis when working with a gooseneck. 

The machines
delivered to Wismar Seaport will be fitted with engines that meet EU Stage V
emission standards. An additional seat in the cabin will enable terminal
tractor drivers and hydraulic material handler operators to travel together
around the site.

Kalmar Complete Care provides customers with preventive and corrective
maintenance services to an agreed service level, enabling better operational
predictability, low operational risk and reduced equipment downtime. With
Complete Care, Kalmar seamlessly integrates all its maintenance and
material-management operations with the customer’s own processes.

Christian Blaffert, Maintenance and Plant Engineer, Wismar Seaport:
“As a long-standing partner, we look forward to further cooperation with
Kalmar and the expansion of our vehicle fleet. Their machines are characterised
by their particular efficiency and are able to withstand the difficult
operating conditions in our seaport. We also look forward to the good and
timely work of the service team. “

Martin Grau, Vice President, Kalmar Mobile Solutions, North & East
Europe: “We are very pleased to continue our close collaboration with Wismar Seaport.
The complete package including equipment and servicing will enable them to
focus fully on improving the efficiency of their operations.”

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