Monday, August 20, 2018

New Chinese Container Port Order for Materials Handling Group

Finnish Equipment Supports World's Largest Box Port
Shipping News Feature
FINLAND – CHINA – Materials handling group Kalmar, which produces everything from automatic stacking cranes to fork lift trucks and bulk ship unloaders, has secured an order to supply 15 units of container handling equipment to Shanghai International Port (SIPG). The order includes a total of 4 units of Reachstackers and 11 units of Empty Container Handlers, and is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2018.

Founded in 2005, SIPG is the largest joint-stock port operator in China. In 2017, the total cargo throughput volume for SIPG reached 700 million tonnes and the container throughput also exceeded 40 million TEU, leading it to claim the title as the largest container port in the world. SIPG operates all the public container and bulk terminals in port of Shanghai, specialising in container and bulk/breakbulk cargo handling, port logistics and port services with extended business covering warehousing, pilotage, feeder service, freight forwarding and container truck drayage.

This latest order for new equipment will see it join the fleet of around 100 Kalmar reachstackers, empty container handlers, forklifts and terminal tractors currently in use at SIPG to support its container handling, warehousing and dangerous goods transportation business. Alex Tang, Sales Director of Kalmar China, commented:

"We are very happy to receive this substantial order from SIPG for three consecutive years. With the high container volumes, the daily operations at SIPG places extremely high demands on equipment, and Kalmar reachstackers and empty container handlers have a proven track record in boosting container handling efficiency and helping customer to meet their business objectives. We are pleased to continue our long-term partnership with SIPG and will like to thank them for choosing Kalmar equipment once again to support their business operations.”