Kalmar delivers port equipment to Kazakhstan’s Khorgos Gateway
Kalmar, a provider of cargo handling equipment and part of Cargotec, has secured two contracts to supply mobile equipment to Kazakhstan‘s premier in-land dry port, KTZE – Khorgos Gateway.
The first includes two Kalmar DCT80-45E7 empty container handlers and six Kalmar DRT 450 reach stackers. The second involves the delivery of seven Kalmar TT 612d terminal tractors and ten terminal chassis. All the units are expected to be delivered by the end of this year.
KTZE – Khorgos Gateway is a greenfield dry port project located on the border of Kazakhstan and China. The dry port, which by its completion in 2018 will reach over 1,400 acres, is expected to become a hub linking cargo between east and west, functioning as one of the largest international transport logistics and distribution centers in the region.
“Khorgos Gateway is one of the biggest joint projects created on the initiative of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the People’s Republic of China, and is aimed at facilitating trade with China,” said Karl Gheysen, CEO of KTZE Khorgos Gateway LLP. “This will contribute to the implementation of a transcontinental corridor project, from Western Europe to Western China. We chose Kalmar as our supplier due to their reputation as a reliable partner and ability to provide high performing equipment that are purpose-built for demanding and cost-effective operations.”
“We are delighted to support KTZE Khorgos Gateway in this strategic project, which will provide Kazakhstan, China and countries of the Eurasian region new opportunities for access to world markets,” said Valerian Sand, Managing Director, Cargotec RUS. “This order will further strengthen Kalmar’s leading position in Kazakhstan”.
Kalmar offers a wide range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centers, and heavy industry. Cargotec’s sales totalled $3.9 billion in 2014 and employs 11,000 people.
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