The new 1-over-5 high and 1+6 wide units are scheduled for delivery starting in June 2009, with the final cranes arriving by November 2010, and have been earmarked for the expansion of TPT’s Cape Town Container Terminal operation. The RTGs will be supplied complete with Kalmar’s SmartrailR, an autosteering and container position verification system, and will be fitted with Bromma spreaders.
Edwin Briggeman, managing director of Kalmar Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd, said: “This order follows from Transnet’s successful operation of Kalmar equipment at TPT’s Pier 1 Container Terminal in Durban, and from this year’s earlier order for 22 RTGs for Transnet’s new development at the Port of Ngqura.”
Kalmar’s E-One+ RTG is equipped with an eco-friendly, low-emission diesel engine and all-electric trolley, wheel turning and spreader. The all-electric concept removes the need for hydraulics and means that parts are easy to access and fewer components require maintenance, according to the company. The spacious driver’s cabin has excellent all-round visibility.