Kalmar, 10-year agreement for the Intermodal rail market in Europe

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a comprehensive 10-year Kalmar Care service agreement with leading European rail operator Lineas Intermodal. The service agreement came into effect in May 2020.

Lineas Intermodal Main Hub Terminal in Antwerp. Source: Kalmar

Great responsibility for the Kalmar group of Cargotec, which for almost a month now has been working with Europe’s largest private rail transport operator Lineas Intermodal.

Since May 2020, Kalmar has been providing preventive and corrective maintenance services tailored to meet the operational needs of Lineas Intermodal, as set out in the contract that binds them, the Kalmar Complete Care ten-year contract. This will enable better operational and financial predictability, lower operational risk and reduced downtime for the hybrid machines.

Particularly The agreement covers the two Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers delivered to the customer’s Main Hub terminal in Antwerp in Q1 of 2020. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 Q2 order intake.

Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carrier. Source: Kalmar

Joris Gielen, Head of Operations North-East, Lineas Intermodal:

“The Kalmar Complete Care agreement cements will help us to address future growth at Main Hub. With Kalmar’s equipment uptime and performance meets our standards, we can focus on continuing to provide our customers across Europe with the high standards of service they expect.”

The company’s Green Xpress network concept offers customers a door-to-door solution with fast, reliable daily rail connections between Europe’s economic hubs. With the delivery of the new hybrid machines, the company’s equipment fleet now includes a total of six Kalmar straddle carriers.

Kurt Baars, Service Manager, Kalmar Belgium:

“The intermodal rail market in Europe is growing quickly and, as a result, the demand for eco-efficient equipment solutions is on the rise. We are delighted to further strengthen our cooperation with Lineas Intermodal.”

This order demonstrates Kalmar’s group ability to combine advanced hybrid equipment and flexible service solutions in a comprehensive package for operators in this industry.

Source: Kalmar

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