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Editorial 04

Test driver Johan Mårtensson is impressed by the new Gloria reachstacker


Kalmar Care makes sure your business never stops


Gloria sets the bar high in ergonomics and driver adaptability


Will the Panama Canal expansion remodel maritime trade routes?


The Port of Tauranga expands with a little help from Kalmar straddle carriers


Transnet Port Terminals opts for a comprehensive service contract


Malta Freeport goes live with Kalmar SmartPath


Kalmar DCG forklifts offer a better working environment


Introducing a new and improved forklift truck

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News from around the world 57*HOHFWULĺFDWLRQVWHSE\VWHS Unparalleled heritage in straddle carriers Testing a fully automated container handling system Kalmar Global is Kalmar’s customer magazine with a distribution of approximately 14,000 copies. Publisher: Kalmar, part of Cargotec, Porkkalankatu 5, FI-00180 Helsinki, Finland. Editor-in-chief: Maija Eklöf ( Managing Editor: Sirpa Marttila Editorial Board: Nicola Anderson, Karri Keskinen, Minna Kilponen, Robbert Lohmann, David Malmström, Annelies Nentjes, Cecilia Lo Greco Laustsen, Shushu Zhang Layout and production: Zeeland. Cover: Andrew Clelland Photography Printed by PunaMusta. The opinions expressed by the authors or individuals interviewed do not necessarily represent the views of Kalmar. 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. Kalmar is part of Cargotec.

We are Kalmar We at Kalmar have been on a long and exciting journey to arrive where we are today. Our foundations lie deep in the roots of Finnish and Swedish engineering expertise, yet we are made up of many great businesses that have all contributed to the knowledge and expertise that have got us to this point. Innovation has always been at the heart of our business: we developed the first industrial straddle carrier in the 1940s, and the first RoRo tractor in the 1970s. To meet the need for more efficient container handling, Kalmar commercialised the first generation of reachstackers in the 1980s, and a decade later, introduced the first container handler for rough terrain operations. Our first steps in terminal automation were taken more than 20 years ago. Today, we have a single focus for our customers, and that is to help our customers to improve their productivity. That is the reason we exist and that is what we strive for in everything we do. Our new Gloria reachstacker (pages 6–8) has been designed by taking productivity targets into account in all possible aspects. With Gloria, Kalmar is taking a major step forward in setting new industry standards. Efficient machinery is increasingly supported by enhanced automation and integration solutions to get the productivity improvements needed in today’s container handling business. This is where we can offer the most comprehensive portfolio in the industry. From the beginning of 2013, our entire business is called Kalmar again. We are now starting a new phase in our journey, which will be marked by other great innovations, and even more open and continuous dialogue with our customers, partners and colleagues, using new technologies and channels. We are inviting all of you to enjoy our renewed customer magazine, Kalmar Global, and to join the discussion at our Port 2060 innovation platform, as well as in social media.

Olli Isotalo President, Kalmar

Kalmar Global 1/2013  

Welcome to Kalmar Global,Kalmar's new customer magazine. In this first issue: launching the Gloria reachstacker and Kalmar Care service cont...