Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) has ordered six Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for use at Dar es Salaam port, as part of its expansion plan.
The port handles about 95% of Tanzania’s international trade and serves the landlocked countries of Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.
It is strategically placed to serve as a convenient freight link not only with East and Central Africa but also with the Middle East, Far East, Europe, Australia and America.
The Finnish manufacturer’s RTG is meant to combine the best of diesel and electric technology for fuel savings, low emissions and easy maintenance.
At 1,000 hours, it has one of the longest maintenance intervals in the industry, while its modular design enables it to be tailored to customer requirements.
The units delivered to TPA will be configured to handle six+one wide with one-over-five high stacking and will have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes under the spreader.
They will also be equipped with a variable speed generator, which enables even greater fuel economy and lower emissions by automatically optimising RPM according to the required power.
The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q1 2020 order intake, with delivery scheduled for Q1 2021.