Kalmar Industries has won an order to supply 96 terminal tractors to Hanjin Shipping ’ South Korea’s largest shipping company ’ for operation at its new container terminal as part of the Pusan New Port Project, earmarked as the country’s principal deepwater seaport. The first terminal tractors will be delivered starting in June 2008 with the last machines arriving in 2009.
The 4x2 terminal tractors will be deployed by Hanjin Shipping across its four berths as a part of the second phase in the development of its Pusan New Port terminal operations opening in 2009. The customer has also signed a contract with Kalmar’s local representative in South Korea covering the maintenance of the new units.
Mikael Rietz, General Manager, Kalmar Asia Pacific, comments on the order:
‘Hanjin Shipping chose Kalmar as its partner because of our strong commitment to service and product support. Kalmar’s dealer, Samjin Yard, has made an invaluable contribution with its commitment to Hanjin Shipping complemented by its industry knowledge and experience.’
Kalmar already provides service to Hanjin Shipping in many ports across the globe where the shipping company operates its own terminals, in addition to a fleet of some 200 containerships, bulk and LNG carriers. Consequently, this order represents a further strengthening of the important relationship between the two companies.