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Saigon Newport opts for new TL2 Kalmar terminal tractors

Saigon Newport opts for new TL2 Kalmar terminal tractors
Kalmar TL2 tractor

Vietnam’s largest container terminal operator Saigon Newport Corporation (SNP) has ordered 25 TL2 Kalmar Essential Terminal Tractors through Kalmar’s local dealer, Unico Vina JSC.

The new terminal tractors will replace part of SNP’s existing terminal tractor fleet at its Cat Lai Terminal.

The TL2 has been built to last with a highly stable bolted chassis design to enable easier and more efficient maintenance.

It also incorporates smart programming combined with a highly efficient driveline which can reduce fuel consumption by up to 15% while the Essential cabin ensures the driver’s comfort and control.

Nguyen Duc Giang, director at Unica Vina JSC, said: “Kalmar equipment is at the heart of SNP’s container handling equipment fleet and has delivered reliable performance for the customer for over two decades.”

The terminal operator’s cargo handling fleet includes a wide variety of Kalmar equipment including rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), reachstackers and empty container handlers.

SNP was first established in 1989 and provides a variety of services including cargo handling, logistics, salvage, piloting and multi-modal transport.

The import-export container throughout of SNP today accounts for more than 90% of the market share in the Saigon Ho Chi Minh City area and nearly 50% nationwide.

Kalmar’s South & Southeast Asia market area head of solution sales Nelson Tay said: “Thanks to the excellent work by the team at Unico Vina, we have developed an extremely strong relationship with SNP over the last 20 years and are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to support them.

“The TL2 continues our tradition of developing high-quality, competitively priced machines that incorporate the latest technological innovations and deliver reliable performance throughput throughout their operational lifetime.”

The order was booked in the second quarter of 2020 with delivery scheduled for the end of the year.