Qatar’s New Port Project, which includes Hamad Port, is starting to receive additional cargo handling equipment, following a major order for 21 forklifts, five empty container handlers and four reach stackers placed with Kalmar. The contract also includes training in port operations and cargo handling.
The brand new multi-use port began partial operations at the end of 2015 and is now in full operation after the opening of Container Terminal 1 in December 2016, providing a throughput capacity of two million teu per year.
“This delivery represents the culmination of the successful collaboration between the New Port Project and Kalmar. The new Kalmar fleet will play an important role in helping us to reach our cargo-handling goals at Hamad Port, and Kalmar’s expert training will help ensure the best use of their reliable equipment,” says Nabil Al-Khaldi, director, engineering, Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani).
The 21 forklifts comprise Kalmar DCG100-12, Kalmar DCG120-12, Kalmar DCG150-12, Kalmar DCF250-12LB, Kalmar DCF300-12LB, Kalmar DCE280RoRo, Kalmar DCE330RoRo and Kalmar DCF450-12 units. Also included are five Kalmar DCF100-45E7 empty container handlers and four Kalmar DRG450-60S5 reach stackers.