Cargotec has received an order for 12 Kalmar TR618i terminal tractors and one Kalmar DCF 90-45E7 empty container handler from the newly-built Container Terminal at the Seaport of St Petersburg. The order was booked in the fourth quarter 2009 order intake. Ten machines have already been delivered with the remaining units scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of this year.

The TR618i model - a member of Cargotec’s latest generation Kalmar icon series terminal tractor - is valued for its efficient operation, easily accessible maintenance points and innovative design. With a robust frame and a strong Dana RTE15822 transmission, the TR618i is capable of smooth gear changes with better traction ensuring that the durable units from Cargotec delivered to the new facility can withstand Russia’s harshest winter conditions.

Furthermore, Cargotec’s Kalmar empty container handlers offer fast, efficient stacking with ultimate precision. The unit on order has a lifting capacity of 9 tonnes and a total container stacking height of 7+1, all with extraordinary stability and total cost-efficiency.

Alexander Scherbinin, Director of the Container Terminal, comments on the order, “Having reliable equipment is extremely important for our operations as we will be serving customers in Russia’s busiest port and often in freezing temperatures. This dependability is complemented by Cargotec’s local service and parts availability.”

The new greenfield container terminal is set to open in spring of 2010. St Petersburg is considered Europe’s gateway to Russia as it is the country’s largest industrial and transport centre.