Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to supply nine terminal tractors to Italian shipping operator Onorato Armatori Group.
The delivery will take place in Q2 2018.
The new equipment will be used to load/unload wheeled cargo to/from ro-ro vessels. Seven of the machines will operate at the company's Livorno Terminal Marittimo (LTM) and two at the CPS terminal in Catania. Kalmar's local team of service engineers already supports Onorato Armatori with equipment maintenance services at both locations.
"Kalmar was the natural choice for us when renewing our terminal tractor fleet because of the excellent working relationship we have built up over many years of partnership. We already operate machines at our terminals, and we have been extremely satisfied with the service support provided by their skilled local team," Matteo Savelli, CEO, LTM, said.
"Ro-ro operations place extremely high demands on equipment, and our industry-leading terminal tractors have a proven track record of reliable performance at terminals around the world. Our relationship with Onorato Armatori has gone from strength to strength, and we are delighted that they have chosen Kalmar to support them with the renewal of their terminal tractor fleet," Marco Tosi, Market Area Director, Kalmar Italy, said.