The order was booked in Cargotec's 2021 Q3 order intake, with the delivery of all machines expected to be completed during Q1 2022.

Located in the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro, MCT is a megaport able to handle the largest container vessels deployed on Asia-Mediterranean routes. The terminal has handled more than 56 million TEUs since it opened in September 1995. In January 2020, MCT and Kalmar celebrated the delivery of the 200th Kalmar straddle carrier to the terminal.

“Kalmar straddle carriers form the backbone of our operations at Gioia Tauro, so it was only natural to continue this highly successful partnership when considering the options for renewing our equipment fleet,” said Antonio Testi, general manager, MCT.

“Kalmar machines are known for their excellent reliability and flexibility, and we are pleased with their strong and experienced local maintenance support.”

Mikko Mononen, VP, sales, EMEIA, Kalmar added: “We are very proud of the fruitful collaboration and long-lasting partnership we have built together with MCT. The foundation for our excellent relationship with MCT is the reliability of the equipment combined with high-quality local support that helps MCT achieve their productivity goals.”