Port equipment manufacturer Kalmar has received an order for five of its latest generation 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 parent company Cargotec’s fourth quarter intake with delivery scheduled for December 2015.
Specifically GCT has opted for the 41-tonne capacity E-One2 Zero Emission RTG, which stacks 6+1 wide and 1-over-6 high.
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 company’s SmartFleet process automation solution that improves operational transparency and reduces downtime through remote equipment monitoring and reporting. SmartRail automatic gantry steering system is also part of the operational package to improve safety and operator performance.
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.