As part of Cargotec, Kalmar is celebrating a significant milestone with the production of its 3,000th Kalmar Reachstacker in the Shanghai Multi-Assembly Unit (MAU) in China. Destined for a long-standing customer Ningbo Meidong Container Terminal CO. Ltd., the machine was completed on 22 June 2021 at Kalmar’s manufacturing facility in Lingang, Shanghai. Employees and guests gathered at the plant to celebrate this special moment.
Ningbo Meidong Container Terminal Co., Ltd. is located in Ningbo Meishan Bonded Port Area. After ten years of development, it has grown into a major port on China’s coastline. The length of the company’s coastline is currently 2,900 meters, and it is expected to reach a total of 3950 meters in 2023. The terminal can handle the world’s largest container ships 24 hours a day. The container throughput is expected to reach 7 million TEUs in 2021, a step towards becoming a ten million TEU container terminal in the future.
Peng Jie, Vice President, Ningbo Meishan Terminal, said: “We have currently nearly 150 Kalmar Terminal Tractors and 30 Kalmar Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers in our terminal. Our company highly appreciates the high quality and stability of Kalmar equipment, and we are very honored to receive this 3000th reachstacker manufactured at Kalmar’s Shanghai Multi-Assembly Unit.”
Alf-Gunnar Karlgren, VP Counterbalanced Container Handlers, Kalmar said: “Since we established the global reachstacker business in the 1980s, we have delivered more than 15,000 Kalmar reachstackers worldwide. In addition, our multi-assembly unit in Shanghai plays an important role in our global manufacturing footprint, focusing on the assembly of Kalmar reachstackers, empty container handlers and terminal tractors for the global markets. This is a significant achievement for everyone involved and a demonstration of the high esteem in which the Kalmar brand is held among leading terminal and logistics operators worldwide. We look forward to delivering the next 3000 units to our customers.”
Shushu Zhang, Vice President, Kalmar Greater China, said: “This is an exceptional day for us, as the 3000th Kalmar Reachstacker will be delivered from our factory to our long term customer operating one of the major ports in the Ningbo area. We have built a strong relationship with the Zhejiang Seaport Group and Meidong Container Terminal over the years and look forward to even greater success in the future.”
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