Kalmar to deliver more cargo handling equipment to Algeria

23rd April 2015

Logistics BusinessKalmar to deliver more cargo handling equipment to Algeria

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained a repeat order for cargo handling equipment to six different locations in Algeria. The order for 11 reachstackers and 16 forklift trucks was awarded by the Algerian port procurement company, Groupement D’Interet Commun Des Entreprises Portuaires (GICEP). The order has been booked into Cargotec’s first quarter 2015.

This is the third order for Kalmar cargo handling machinery placed by GICEP since 2013. The equipment will be used by the ports and logistics centres of Algiers, Skikda, AILC, ACS, Djen Djen and Tenes. GICEP groups together the public ports in Algeria, handling approximately 800,000 TEU of containers annually. Their operations also include stevedoring and general cargo handling.

Mr Saidi Mabrouk, General Manager at GICEP, said: “By this order, we are continuing investments in the future in order to increase capacity and modernise fleets. We are extremely satisfied with the previous two deliveries of forklifts and reachstackers from Kalmar. We trust Kalmar as a partner to offer the high quality and the technical support we need when aiming at excellent operational efficiency and productivity.”

The order includes 11 Kalmar DRF450-65S5 reachstackers which have a lifting capacity of 45 tonnes and are able to stack containers 5 high. The order also includes 14 Kalmar DCE150-12 and two DCE160-12 medium range forklift trucks with 15-16 tonne capacity at 1,200mm load centre.

Eduardo Arus, Sales Manager, Kalmar West Africa and Maghreb, commented: “We are pleased to have received this new order from GICEP and look forward to developing our relationship further. Kalmar is dedicated to providing the customer with the reliable, high performance equipment and the locally based service required for efficient operations.”