Kalmar Extends Booms on Two Quay Cranes

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Monday, May 06, 2013

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order from Terminales Rio de la Plata (TRP) in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the extension of booms on two quay cranes.


 
TRP, majority owned and managed by DP World, is one of the most important container terminals in the port of Buenos Aires and leads the rankings of TEU's moved during the last 15 years. It is now planning to receive larger container vessels to optimise its 800,000 TEU's annual capacity. The significant increase in vessel width requires the quay crane geometry to be adapted to extend the reach capacity from 45 meters to 51 meters.


 
The project, booked in Cargotec's 2013 first quarter order intake, has seen Kalmar engineering team promptly start work on detailed engineering plans to achieve the commissioning of the two ZPMC cranes before year end.


 
Marcelo Massa, Managing Director of Kalmar Argentina commented, "With the increasing worldwide movement of containers, port operators are now expecting bigger vessels, some with capacities of up to 18,000 TEU. This puts significant pressure on existing equipment to handle the increased throughput and it's particularly important with quay cranes, where the critical challenge is to maintain optimum productivity. Boom extension is one of Kalmar's focus products and we are currently working with many similar inquiries globally, as result of the continuous increasing size of container vessels".



 

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