Turkish port operator Evyapport, considered the gateway to global commerce for Istanbul, Kocaeli and Adapazari region, has chosen Kalmar to supply eight rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes as the port continues to expand its container operations. The machines will be delivered between Q4/2014 and Q2/2015.
The electric E-One2 RTGs will improve handling efficiency and lower operating costs, being capable of handling 7+1 wide with 1-over-6 high stacking and a maximum lift capacity of 41 tonnes. The units run on mains electric power, provided via a bus bar automatic arm, delivering zero emissions.
The cranes will also operate with SmartRail, Kalmar’s electronic driver assistance system that helps the operator to use a higher travelling speed, thereby minimising handling time per container.