Kalmar Bags 9 RTG Order for Piraeus Container Terminal
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a second repeat order for additional nine all-electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (ERTGs) with Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) S.A. in Greece, a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO Pacific Limited. The deliveries are scheduled for 2016. Kalmar's previous deliveries to the terminal consisted of 12 ERTGs in 2013 and nine ERTGs in 2015.
This new order will further consolidate Kalmar's relationship with the customer who operates Kalmar ERTGs, straddle carriers, reachstackers, forklift trucks, empty container handlers and terminal tractors.
The zero-emission cranes, which are 9+1 wide, will help the port achieve its goal of increasing capacity while meeting all the latest environmental demands. Mr Li Jianchun, Deputy General Manager of PCT, comments: "These latest Kalmar E-One2 Zero Emission RTGs will be working in the Pier III expansion area, helping us to enhance capacity in the yard. The ERTGs apply new technologies that enhance productivity, reliability and flexibility, which we consider to be tremendous achievements. The cranes will be manufactured at Rainbow-Cargotec Industries like the previous ones delivered by Kalmar. We have been extremely satisfied with both the crane quality and on-time deliveries."
The cranes will be fitted with the Kalmar SmartRail automatic gantry steering system and offer an optimal solution to the customer's stringent requirements for safe operation around the yard, high capacity, zero carbon emissions and lower costs of ownership.
The Kalmar E-One2 RTG has a 41-ton SWL capacity. The highly efficient electric power system eliminates all emissions, engine noise and the need for hydraulic oils. It also helps the model achieve an industry-leading maintenance interval of 1,000 hours.