Mark Williamson, president EMEA region at Kalmar, said: “We have witnessed a significant change in the market as products designed for specific applications have been introduced. … Our purpose-built TT612d distribution tractor has quickly become established as the machine of choice for distribution centre operations (in the Netherlands and the UK) and across Europe.”
The company’s Ottawa terminal tractors are becoming increasingly popular in the Middle East and Africa. For example, in November it won a contract to supply 42 Ottawa 4×2 terminal tractors to the Port of Salalah in Oman, with delivery scheduled by the end of this year.
Salalah, one of the fastest-growing terminals in the region, is undertaking a major expansion project. This is expected to be complete by the end of 2011 and will increase capacity to 9m teu per year. The Ottawa terminal tractors will service the quayside operation with post-Panamax gantry cranes.