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Steveco adds straddle carriers

Wednesday, 4 December 2019 ( #952 ) - Kotka, Norway
Steveco is awaiting six new Kalmar straddle carriers
Steveco is awaiting six new Kalmar straddle carriers
Steveco has ordered six Kalmar diesel-electric straddle carriers for use at the Mussalo terminal in Kotka, Finland. Delivery is scheduled to be completed during Q2 2020.

Steveco Group, a leading port operator in Finland, employs approximately 850 people and has annual revenues of over EUR150 million (USD166 million). In addition to the Mussalo terminal, the group also has operations at the Hietanen, Hamina and Vuosaari terminals along Finland's south coast.

The new straddle carriers will join an already extensive and varied fleet of Kalmar equipment which also includes terminal tractors, forklifts and reachstackers.

The Kalmar Straddle Carrier is driven by a diesel-electric power unit. The spacious, ergonomic cabin and intuitive user interface improve productivity by ensuring that operators benefit from the best possible driving experience.

Jari Immonen, CEO, Steveco Oy, says by investing in a modern straddle carrier fleet, Steveco will ensure its ability to continue providing excellent service to customers into the future. "Additionally, these responsible investments support our strategy for sustainable development.

"We have built a solid relationship with Kalmar over the years and trust the equipment to deliver high performance and reliability combined with low operating and maintenance costs," he adds.

Mikko Mononen, vice president, sales, EMEIA, Kalmar, sees the latest order as a reflection of the deep trust Steveco places in Kalmar equipment and its extensive technical expertise. "We are delighted to be able to help Steveco once again enhance their business operations with container handling solutions that meet their exacting standards," he says.
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