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Kenya Port Authority orders additional Kalmar port equipment

Kenya Port Authority orders additional Kalmar port equipment
A Kalmar Gloria reachstacker

Kalmar has secured two orders from long-term customer Kenya Port Authority (KPA) for its Mombasa Container Terminal.

The first order for three forklift trucks was booked in Cargotec’s, Kalmar’s parent company, Q2 intake while the second order for eight reachstackers was booked in Q3.

Eng. Julius Tai, head of terminal engineering at KPA, said: “We took delivery of our first Kalmar reachstacker in 2005, and it is still running flawlessly.

“Over the years Kalmar has always been willing to listen, adapt and provide us with solutions that meet our requirements without compromising on capacity. We very much look forward to welcoming these new machines to our fleet at the start of next year.”

The port authority manages and operates the Port of Mombasa and all scheduled seaports along Kenya’s coastline.

Mombasa is the gateway to eastern and Central Africa and is one of the busiest on the east African coastline.

KPA’s diverse equipment fleet includes Kalmar terminal tractors, forklift trucks, reachstackers and rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.

The new orders closely follows orders for Kalmar Gloria reachstackers delivered in 2020 and a total of 50 Kalmar terminal tractors delivered to KPA in 2019 and 2020.