Cargotec Takes Order for 150 Kalmar Terminal Tractors

Cargotec, Helsinki, Finland, has received another order from Parsec, Inc., this time for 150 Kalmar terminal tractors. The long-time customer of Kalmar equipment will use the machines to supplement its expanding rail operations in North America.  The agreement was made in the fourth quarter of 2010 and delivery of the units is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2011.

"As container volumes in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. rise, we are gearing up to meet the demand at all major transportation interchanges," says David Budig, vice president, Parsec, Inc.

Earlier this year, Parsec, a provider of contracted terminal management services, ordered 200 Kalmar terminal tractors for use at any one of its 30 locations in North America.  The customer estimates that each year it handles approximately 45 percent of all trailers and containers traveling by rail in the region.