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DIMO together with Kalmar uplifts Sri Lanka’s port and inland container terminal operations

DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, and Kalmar, a global industry forerunner in port and inland container terminal automation and in energy-efficient container handling solutions, are geared to enhance and uplift local container terminal operations to the next level.  This partnership reflects DIMO’s commitment to continuously fuelling the dreams and aspirations of the communities it serves in, as well as its dedication to making significant contributions to the local economy.

As the authorised dealer for Kalmar since 2018, DIMO supports the nation’s container operations by offering the wide portfolio of Kalmar products which are backed by DIMO’s value added services and unparalleled aftersales support. Kalmar offers a host of cargo handling solutions to ports, terminals and distribution centres, and heavy industry. While one in four container movements around the world is handled by a Kalmar Solution, through its extensive product portfolio, vast global network, and ability to enable the integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar manages to improve the efficiency of every movement it makes.

Mr. Chaminda Ranawana, Executive Director of DIMO who also oversees the Material Handling business of the group said, “The partnership we have established with Kalmar guarantees to uplift port and inland container terminal operations exponentially. As trade volumes increase and stricter environmental legislation is put in place, port and inland container terminal operators explore avenues to not only expand operations, but to also improve efficiency and sustainability. To meet these requirements and adhere to safety regulations, terminal operators are looking to automate and digitalise operations, and our partnership with Kalmar will be greatly beneficial to this process.”

DIMO recently handed over two Kalmar machines to Logistics International Limited (LIL) and South Asia Gateway Terminals (PVT) Ltd (SAGT) respectively.  

DIMO handed over the latest Kalmar Double Container Handler DCG100-45 ED65 to LIL. The machine is equipped with a high-performance engine and transmission, and holds the capacity of lifting the weight of two empty containers at once. This feature saves time and increases productivity at the container depot, which in turn helps save operational costs. It has a lifting capacity of 10 tonnes for single or double empty containers and comes with a resettable Container Counter, while also featuring a high mounted cab of 600mm.

The dual access stairways on the Kalmar Double Container Handler offer great flexibility along with anti-slip platforms, handrails, and LED working lights to ensure the safety of operators.  The in-built ‘Kalmar Insight’ Remote Monitoring System is offered with a one-year license. The machine also consists of a lockable fuel cap with a Hydraulic Pile Slope to accommodate sloping trailers.

At SAGT, DIMO was involved in commissioning the Kalmar Essential Reachstacker DRU45, which is capable of handling ISO 20’/40’ laden high cube containers in a 5 high and three deep stacks.  The machine’s lifting capacity beneath the spreader is 45 tonnes and it is equipped with the Kalmar adjustable 20’ – 40’ spreader with a side shift of =/- 800mm.

The Kalmar Essential Reachstacker DRU45 comes with a powerful, efficient, and environmentally friendly industrial engine. For operator safety, it is fitted with a fire suppression system, which utilises multiple spray nozzles, that release a high-pressure water mist from a rechargeable tank when a fire is detected. The Kalmar Essential Reachstacker DRU45 is user friendly and ensures high performance throughout its operating cycle, with low running costs, and high energy efficiency.

Kalmar products are well-known for their exceptional quality and are designed to help businesses reach new levels of operational productivity.  Kalmar’s vast experience, combined with DIMO’s engineering excellence, creates a robust alliance in supporting the nation’s port and inland terminal and container operations development process.  All Kalmar equipment on offer will be expertly managed and backed by DIMO’s engineering excellence and unparalleled aftersales services. The combination of which promises to provide exceptional assistance to the work force on the ground and will greatly enhance productivity for port and inland container operations in Sri Lanka.


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Officials of DIMO and SAGT at the handing over event of Kalmar Essential Reachstacker DRU45
Officials of DIMO and LIL at the handing over event of Kalmar Double Container Handler DCG100-45 ED65


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