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Exolgan orders two hybrid RTGs

Exolgan orders two hybrid RTGs

Exolgan Container Terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has ordered two rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes with hybrid drivelines from Kalmar, adding to the four hybrid RTGs it received in December 2019.

The facility, which is owned by International Trade Logistics (ITL), which is part of the PSA Group, and TIL, is currently embarking on a fleet expansion programme.

The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2019 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled to take place in late 2020.

The hybrid unit is meant to offer savings in fuel efficiency, airborne and noise emissions, and maintenance costs.

It combines the latest lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology with a reduced size fuel efficient diesel power unit. The power unit is used to charge the Li-ion batteries, which power all the lifting and driving operations.

Alexandre Esse, sales manager for ports and terminals at Kalmar Americas, said: “Our hybrid RTGs are highly fuel-efficient and they make no compromises on performance or sustainability.”

Like the earlier cranes delivered to Exolgan in December 2019, the RTGs will be six+one rows wide and one-over-five high, with a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes under the spreader.

They will be fitted with the the Finnish manufacturer’s SmartRail automated gantry steering solution with Container Position Indication (CPI), which automatically controls the gantry steering and feeds container coordinates to the terminal operating system.

They will also feature the SmartProfile spreader anti-collision system.