Gloria reachstackers for Messina Group

Gloria reachstackers delivered Photo Kalmar

By Joseph R. Fonseca

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has delivered nine Kalmar
Gloria reachstackers to the Italian ro-ro and container shipping
line Messina Group. The order includes a Kalmar Complete Care
maintenance contract, which brings several advantages, such as
financial predictability, operational excellence and the option
to upgrade equipment after a fixed period. It was booked in
Cargotec's 2016 third-quarter order intake, with delivery taking
place in January 2017.

Messina Group operates a fleet of eight specialised ro-ro
container vessels with a total capacity of over 65,000 TEU. The
company's operations are concentrated at its terminal in Genoa,
southern Italy, which covers an area of over 250,000 m2 and has
excellent road and rail connections.

Each of the nine Kalmar Gloria DRG450 reachstackers have
innovative features like the eco drive modes, and the Kalmar
SmartFleet remote monitoring and reporting solution to help
improve operational performance.

The equipment and maintenance service ordered includes an
operational lease package, enabling Messina to focus on its core
operations while Kalmar performs all preventive and corrective
maintenance required by the new machines. The Kalmar Care concept
allows predictable financial planning and after five years
Messina has the option to renew the contract with brand new
equipment. Messina's fleet already includes Kalmar reachstackers
and Kalmar heavy forklift trucks for various cargo-handling

Roberto Ferrari, Managing Director, Messina Group: "We appreciate
Kalmar Gloria reachstackers for their performances and superb
reliability. By ordering Kalmar equipment as part of a leasing
and maintenance package, we benefit from the peace of mind that
comes from knowing that all maintenance will be carried out
proactively and punctually. We have an excellent partnership with
the local Kalmar team and there are no financial surprises as we
just have one regular monthly charge. This new delivery and the
Kalmar Complete Care contract will not only help us optimise our
reachstacker fleet, but will also increase safety and
productivity, and improve our operational efficiency and
financial predictability."

Feb 28, 2017

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