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CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 23 DECEMBER 2019 AT 10 AM (EET)  

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply a suite of yard crane and mobile equipment to ARISE Mauritania comprising four Kalmar Zero Emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), one reachstacker, one empty container handler and two forklift trucks of the Kalmar Essential Range. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q4 order intake, with the delivery of all machines scheduled to be completed during Q3 of 2020.

ARISE Mauritania, Arise Mauritania SA (“Arise Mauritania”), a 50:50 joint-venture incorporated by Arise, a pan-African infrastructure, and logistics solutions company), and Meridiam, one of the leading long-term sustainable infrastructure developer, investor, and asset manager, is developing a new state-of-the-art container terminal at the Port of Nouakchott in a public-private partnership with the Republic of Mauritania. The company is designing, building and financing the new terminal, which will have an initial capacity of 250,000 TEU with the possibility to expand to 600,000 TEU in the future. The project includes the construction of a new wharf and a 25-hectare storage area for exports and imports as well as associated port services. 

The four Kalmar Zero Emission RTGs will feature a 100-percent electric power system that produces no emissions or engine noise at source, and completely eliminates the need for hydraulic oil.  The Kalmar Essential Range Terminal Tractors, Forklifts, Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers are built to the highest standards providing customers with the build quality, high availability and excellent safety, for a great price.  

Mohit Agrawal, Managing Director, ARISE Mauritania: “The decision to partner with Kalmar was based on their position as a leading supplier of world-class equipment and support services. Having a single supplier for our yard and mobile equipment simplifies our operations and offers advantages in terms of ongoing maintenance too. The new Kalmar equipment will support safe, efficient operations at our terminal and will ensure we are ready for future automation.”

Mikko Mononen, Vice President, Sales, EMEIA, Kalmar: “We are extremely pleased to welcome ARISE Mauritania as a Kalmar customer and are looking forward to helping them achieve their ambitious goals for the Nouakchott terminal. This order is a direct result of the excellent reputation we have built as a supplier of safe, reliable equipment.”

Further information for the press:

Mikko Mononen, Vice President, Sales, EMEIA, Kalmar, tel. +358 40 536 0596, [email protected]

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, [email protected]

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 13,000 people. www.cargotec.com

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Cargotec is a leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions with the goal of becoming the leader in intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor offer products and services that ensure our customers a continuous, reliable and sustainable performance.