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Kalmar wins RTG crane order from Gdynia Container Terminal in Poland

LBR Staff Writer Published 15 December 2014

Kalmar, an unit of Cargotec, has received on order for five zero emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Gdynia Container Terminal (GCT) in Poland.

The order follows the delivery of two similar machines earlier in 2014. The latest order was booked into Cargotec's fourth quarter intake with delivery scheduled for December 2015.

GCT opted to specify the Kalmar solution as the 41 tonne capacity E-One2 Zero Emission RTG, which stacks 6+1 wide and 1-over-6 high.

This model produces lower emissions compared to conventional diesel-powered RTGs and requires significantly less maintenance thanks to its simplified design. The electric power system completely eliminates the need for engine maintenance, which translates into much lower downtime and reduced maintenance costs.

The delivery will include the Kalmar SmartFleet process automation solution that improves operational transparency and reduces downtime through remote equipment monitoring and reporting.

The Kalmar SmartRail automatic gantry steering system is also part of the operational package to improve safety and operator performance as it allows the operator to concentrate fully on driving and manoeuvring the containers.

Jakub Wojciechowski, Senior Sales and Service Manager, Kalmar Poland, said: "We are particularly delighted that GCT has again specified the Kalmar E-One² RTG for their operations.

"With total cost of ownership, reliable performance and operational safety high on the agenda, the E-One² really ticks all the boxes. Plus, as it's an all-electric concept, it removes the need for hydraulics saving further costs. Our local Kalmar sales and service team in Poland ensures that Kalmar equipment delivers optimum productivity."

Mr Jerzy Czartowski, Chairman of the Board, GCT, commented: "We have plans for expansion at the Port of Gdynia and it's vital that we have the right equipment and business partnerships in place to fuel this growth. Kalmar has always demonstrated a thorough understanding of our operational needs and has presented solutions that precisely meet our requirement.

"Following the delivery of two fully electric RTGs earlier this year we were impressed with their performance and the remarkable cost-saving attributes. We are pleased that Kalmar has once again won the tender for the delivery of further five new cranes into our terminal."

GCT is a full-service container facility located in the Port of Gdynia on the coast of the southern Baltic Sea.

GCT serves as a feeder port connecting Poland with hubs in Bremerhaven, Hamburg and Rotterdam as well as a load center for intra-Europe short-sea cargoes.

Source: Company Press Release