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An order for 12 Kalmar all-electric rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) has been placed with Cargotec by Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) SA in Greece. The cranes, scheduled for delivery in late 2013, will facilitate the continued expansion at the port, with capacities planned to increase from 2.6m teu to 3.1m teu.

Large order for 12 Kalmar all-electric RTGs

\”Once we install the 12 RTGs, the stacking capacity of our terminal will increase by 30% and we believe that our terminal will achieve reduced operating costs with increasing throughputs, ultimately gaining a higher reputation,\” said Mr Li, deputy general manager of PCT, the wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO Pacific Limited.

The latest Kalmar E-One2 Zero Emission RTGs will be fitted with SmartRail, an automatic gantry steering system and will offer a solution to the facility’s stringent requirements for higher capacity, reduced carbon emissions, lower costs of ownership and safer operation around the yard.

Each unit will a 41-tonne safe working load (SWL) capacity and benefit from zero emissions through incorporating a cable reel that provides an electric power system eliminating all diesel emissions, engine noise and the use of hydraulic oils.