DP World has placed a major order with Kalmar to supply 81 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for its South Container Terminal (SCT) in Jeddah Islamic Port. Delivery of the additional landside handling equipment is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.
DP World was awarded a 30-year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession in 2019 by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), for the management and development of the Jeddah SCT. Mohammad Alshaikh, CEO DP World Jeddah, said: “The new equipment procured from Kalmar will further accelerate our SCT development plans, which aim to further enhance its infrastructure capabilities and technology driven services. This will ensure that we continue to strengthen and grow Jeddah’s Islamic Port position and capabilities as a key strategic port in KSA and the region.”
The Kalmar Ottawa T2 is designed to combine power, functionality and performance with excellent ergonomics and easy maintenance access. The 81 units delivered to SCT will incorporate a range of additional safety features including automatic fire extinguisher, reverse warning and drive speed limiter systems.