Kalmar sells 8 empty lifters to Shantou China Merchants Port Group
SHANTOU China Merchants Port Group Co has purchased eight Essential Range empty container handlers from Kalmar, part of Cargotec
SHANTOU China Merchants Port Group Co has purchased eight Essential Range empty container handlers from Kalmar, part of Cargotec. The equipment has been delivered to the group's Huagang container branch and container service branch.
In the future 30 Kalmar reachstackers and empty handlers will continue to support the container handling of Shantou China Merchants Port Group and its terminals.
The equipment manufacturer maintains two senior service engineers at the port service station of Shantou CMPort to support the daily operation of the terminal.
The Essential Range of empty container handlers (DCU80-100) offers a choice of three different lifting capacities - eight, nine and 10 tonnes - and four different mast heights each with different stacking capabilities. Customers can select from three driveline combinations and emissions standards compliant engines.
These container handlers also come fitted with a load sensing hydraulic system, which measures the load and applies the right amount of power to move it efficiently.
Said Kalmar China sales chief Alex Tang: 'Since its delivery of first machine to Shantou China Merchants Port Group in 1992, Kalmar has established a stable partnership with the customer for more than 20 years. The machines that are currently being used by Shantou China Merchants Port Group cover almost every generation of Kalmar reachstackers and container handlers.'
Said Shantou China Merchants Port Group: 'We are planning to expand our machine fleet to meet the growing business demands. Kalmar's efficient and reliable equipment, and good after-sale service and technical support are the main drivers behind our decision to choose Kalmar over the years.'
China Merchants Port Holdings has established comprehensive port network in China, comprising container ports in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shenzhen, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, Zhangzhou, Zhenjiang and Shantou. Worldwide it boasts a presence at 41 ports in 18 countries. In 2018, its container terminals achieved an annual throughput of 109.73 million TEU.