Phnom Penh Autonomos Port (PPAP) has ordered four Kalmar SmartPower rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for its LM17 Container Terminal in Cambodia.
The order was booked in the third quarter of 2020 and delivery is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2021.
PPAP’s LM17 Container Terminal, located in Cambodia’s Kandal Province, started operations in January 2013 and provides services for both containerised and conventional cargoes.
Its current container handling capacity is 150,000 teu and the four new Kalmar RTGs are part of the terminal’s infrastructure expansion programme, which aims to support the company’s growth plans helping them double capacity.
The Kalmar SmartPower RTGs, which will join its existing fleet of Kalmar RTGs and reachstackers, each consume up to 10 litres less fuel per hour than most of the diesel RTGs on the market.
This is thanks to its significantly smaller diesel engine and intelligent power management system and, additionally, the RTGs weigh less and have fewer components thus resulting in higher efficiency, fewer faults, less downtime and less maintenance.
H.E. Bavy Hei, chairman and CEO of PPAP, said: “Our strong relationship with Kalmar dates back to the very beginning of our operations at LM17.
“The Kalmar team’s great support and high-performing equipment led us to choose them again when it came to expanding our capacity.”
Kalmar’s APAC VP of Sales Daniel Ho said: “We are pleased to continue to gain ground with our RTG solutions in South East Asia.
“It is also a great pleasure to continue our partnership with PPAP and support them in their ambitious growth plans.”
Kalmar’s fuel efficient SmartPower RTGs can reduce fuel consumption by up to 50% annually compared to traditional diesel machines, Ho claimed.