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November 25, 2014

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Al Medcenter Container Terminal of Gioia Tauro has arrived ten new straddle carrier

is ordered to the Kalmar with an investment of beyond seven million
Yesterday to the Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) of the port of Gioia Tauro has arrived the ten new straddle carrier that the group Contship Italy has ordered some months ago to the Kalmar Finn with an investment of beyond seven million euro. The cranes, completely mounted, have reached via sea from Poland on board of the Egmondgracht ship. "The new cars - the operating director of MSC, Carmine Crudo has explained - will be time carefully controlled from the technical point of view, after theirs along travel in sea. Our teams will work without pause in order to prepare them for the final inspection and then to line up them in the alive one of the operations".

the branch of the Italian group has emphasized that with the ten new means Kalmar ESC340, that they are equipped of an innovative system of guide electrical worker constituted from an only generator of alternating current set in action from a diesel motor in a position to generating the electrical current, the fleet of straddle carrier in MCT it has reached the peak of 138 units. "These cars - the managing director of MCT, Domenico Bagalà has commented - are an appreciate development of our fleet. Partially draft of substitutions, partially of added new. Their income arrives punctual, while we prepare ourselves to manage the challenges of 2015, for which the customers indicates some substantial increases in the volumes exchanged on some routes. We are operating from many years on ships from 14.000 teu, and we prepare ourselves to shortly receive a ship still larger from 16.000 teu, attended within the end of 2014 and remain waiting for the last details on the modifications of the services that will scale Gioia Tauro in 2015. In any case, already today the ships from 10.000, 14,000, 16,000 and 18,000 teu can be worked in our terminal, graces to an infrastructure world-class and are able to receive ships more and more great and increasing volumes of traffic. My team is ready to compete in the total arena, with operating performances on mega the ships of new generation that exceed 150 handlings of container to the hour".

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