Kalmar and Global Ports Group have made a contract for the supply of Kalmar T2 Terminal Tractors. The purchase of the new equipment is part of the capacity upgrade program of the Global Ports’ Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company (VSC). The order for six Kalmar T2 Terminal Tractors was booked in Cargotec’s 2019 Q4 order intake. Delivery of the new equipment to VSC is scheduled for Q3 of 2020.

Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company is part of the container terminals chain of the Global Ports Group, a leading operator of sea container terminals in Russia. VSC operates in Vostochny Port and is among the largest container terminals in the Russian Far East. The terminal’s annual capacity is 650,000 TEUs.

VSC’s current equipment fleet includes a wide range of Kalmar solutions, including terminal tractors, reachstackers, empty container handlers, forklifts and straddle carriers.

The Kalmar T2 Terminal Tractor is a highly flexible platform. The tractors that will be supplied to VSC are capable of handling heavy 20, 40, 45-foot containers. The lift frame of these tractors is a structure made of high-strength steel with solid cast elements, which is exceptionally strong and stable even when the load is big. The engineering advantages of the tractors also include their ability to easily maneuver in cramped space, withstand high temperatures during summer, and ability to operate in a salt air environment.

These tractors have enhanced safety features which include emergency steering and additional sound alarm in cabin activated every time when the parking brake is engaged or the brake pedal is stuck. This signal will be a trigger for the tallyman to start inspection. All cabins meet the European standards and FOPS and ROPS safety requirements.

Alexey Pavlenko, Managing Director of LLC VSC: “We are happy to continue our cooperation with Kalmar. The Kalmar equipment is reliable, easy to maintain and has a high availability ratio which allows the terminal to increase the speed of cargo handling and predictability of the operating process. An important advantage of Kalmar is also a prompt response of its personnel to warranty and additional service requests, for example, a request to set up a consignment warehouse in the terminal”.

Valerian Sand, Vice President Market Area North, Kalmar: “The order from VSC demonstrates the trust customers place in our reliable and flexible T2 terminal tractor platform, which has seen steady sales growth in recent years. We are delighted to be able to strengthen our cooperation with VSC and support their business goals as they seek to increase capacity at the terminal.”