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Kalmar equipment for ARISE Mauritania

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply yard cranes and mobile equipment to ARISE Mauritania

The contract comprises four E-RTGs; and one reach stacker, one ECH mast trucks and two FLTs from the Kalmar Essential Range.

ARISE Mauritania is a 50:50 joint venture of Arise, a pan-African infrastructure, and logistics solutions company, and Meridiam, which is developing a new container terminal at the Port of Nouakchott in a public-private partnership with the Republic of Mauritania.

The company is designing, building and financing the new terminal, which will have an initial capacity of 250,000 TEU with the possibility to expand to 600,000 TEU in the future. The project includes the construction of a new wharf and a 25-ha storage area for exports and imports as well as associated port services.

Mohit Agrawal, Managing Director, ARISE Mauritania, said: “The decision to partner with Kalmar was based on their position as a leading supplier of world-class equipment and support services.

"Having a single supplier for our yard and mobile equipment simplifies our operations and offers advantages in terms of ongoing maintenance, too. The new Kalmar equipment will support safe, efficient operations at our terminal and will ensure we are ready for future automation.”

Mikko Mononen, VP, Sales, EMEIA, Kalmar, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome ARISE Mauritania as a Kalmar customer and are looking forward to helping them achieve their ambitious goals for the Nouakchott terminal. This order is a direct result of the excellent reputation we have built as a supplier of safe, reliable equipment.”

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