Cargotec has received a major order to deliver 14 Kalmar automatic stacking cranes and 14 Kalmar one-over-one shuttle carriers to DP World Brisbane Pty Limited in Australia. The equipment will be taken into use at the Port of Brisbane. DP World Brisbane will also be using Navis Sparcs N4 TOS in their Brisbane terminal expansion. Deliveries of the equipment are scheduled for 2013 and early 2014. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction value.
"The Port of Brisbane is the fastest growing port in Australia and is therefore of key significance to DP World. Cargotec's package delivery of cranes and the ease of integration with Navis terminal automation solution, combined with strong local service support were the main factors that enabled negotiations to achieve such positive results," says Peter McLean, Vice President, Australia and New Zealand. "We will also continue to support DP World with parts and service from our Brisbane service centre to ensure maximum performance of the equipment."
"We are expanding our terminal in Brisbane through the development of new yard area, and decided to opt for automatic stacking cranes and manual shuttle carriers to maximise the capacity and efficiency, focused on the growing needs of our customers," says Mark Hulme, Director and General Manager, DP World Brisbane. "We have a long relationship with Cargotec and have always been pleased with their expertise and the quality of their equipment and solutions. In the end, to select Cargotec as our preferred supplier was a natural choice, especially given there will be similar operating equipment at the London Gateway project."
DP World operates four container terminals in Australia. In 2011, DP World chose Cargotec to be the preferred partner to supply 40 Kalmar automatic stacking cranes with related technology and 28 Kalmar shuttle carriers to DP World's London Gateway project.