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Marsa Maroc chooses Kalmar

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 ( #991 ) - Casablanca, Morocco
Marsa Maroc  has ordered three Kalmar RTG cranes for Casablanca
Marsa Maroc has ordered three Kalmar RTG cranes for Casablanca
Kalmar has concluded an agreement to supply Marsa Maroc with three Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for use at its TC3 container terminal, located in Casablanca, Morocco. Delivery is scheduled for Q2 2021. Marsa Maroc is the main operator of ports in Morocco and the concession holder of Terminal Container 3 Port Casablanca (TC3). TC3 was established in 2015 in order to modernise the port of Casablanca, and it is the customer's first terminal with Kalmar RTGs. The three new Kalmar RTGs will join 11 other units delivered to Marsa Maroc in 2016 and 2018. The company's equipment fleet also includes Kalmar terminal tractors, straddle carriers and empty container handlers. The Kalmar RTG combines the best of diesel and electric technology for fuel savings, low emissions and easy maintenance. At 1,000 hours, it has one of the longest maintenance intervals in the industry, and its modular design makes it easy to tailor to customer-specific requirements. Tawfik Chahir, terminal operations director at Marsa Maroc, says the port has relied on Kalmar equipment and services since the 1990s. "We are pleased to continue this relationship and look forward to developing our operations at TC3 with Kalmar's support." For Mikko Mononen, Kalmar's vice president, sales for EMEIA, the order demonstrates the customer's confidence in Kamlar's RTG cranes "as well as their overall satisfaction with our solutions and world-class service expertise".