DP World Expansion at Caucedo Backed by Kalmar Tractors and Handlers
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a deal with long-standing partner DP World for 12 Ottawa T2 terminal tractors and two empty container handlers to be deployed at the DP World Caucedo terminal in the Dominican Republic. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 Q3 order intake, with delivery scheduled for Q1 of 2021.
DP World Caucedo is a world-class marine terminal and free zone located in Punta Caucedo, 25 kilometres from Santo Domingo, the commercial and political capital of the Dominican Republic. Kalmar and DP World, one of the world’s leading operators of marine and inland terminals, have developed a highly successful partnership over many years of working together.
The equipment fleet at Caucedo was expanded during 2020 with 38 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors as part of an order from late 2019. This latest batch of 12 will incorporate the same additional safety features including the Automatic Fire Extinguisher System, which can automatically detect and extinguish vehicle fires in seconds, thereby increasing the safety of personnel and equipment alike.
Suresh Ananthanarayan, Sales Director, Kalmar: “We have been a reliable and committed business partner for DP World for many years, providing them with world-class support at all of their terminals around the world. We are delighted that they have once again chosen to expand their fleet at Caucedo with our flexible, eco-efficient mobile equipment solutions. Our terminal tractors and empty container handlers have already proven their worth at Caucedo, so we are happy to continue to support the customer with new equipment to complement their new ship-to-shore cranes. Our team is there to help whenever the customer needs support.”