KALMAR has signed an agreement through its local dealer Unico Vina JSC, to supply Saigon Newport Corporation with 25 units of the Kalmar Essential Terminal Tractor TL2.

Since its establishment in 1989, SNP has grown to become Vietnam’s largest container terminal operator. The company provides a variety of services including cargo handling, logistics, salvage, piloting, and multi-modal transportation.

The import-export container throughput of SNP today accounts for more than 90% of the market share in the Saigon Hochiminh City area and nearly 50% nationwide. SNP’s cargo-handling fleet includes a wide variety of Kalmar equipment, including RTGs, reachstackers and empty container handlers.

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The new terminal tractors will replace part of SNP’s existing terminal tractor fleet at the Cat Lai Terminal.

The TL2 has a highly stable bolted chassis design to enable easier and more efficient maintenance. Smart programming combined with a highly efficient driveline can reduce fuel consumption by up to 15%.

Nelson Tay, head of solution sales, south and south-east Asia Kalmar, said, “The TL2 continues our tradition of developing high-quality, competitively priced machines that incorporate the latest technological innovations and deliver reliable performance throughout their operational lifetime”.

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