Kalmar's zero emission RTGs set to provide additional capacity at leading Turkish port
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 2 MAY 2014 AT 10 A.M. (EEST)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will supply eight rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Turkish port operator Evyapport. The port is a gateway to global commerce for Istanbul, Kocaeli and Adapazari region and it continues to expand its container operations to industrial organisations around the world. Kalmar machines will be delivered between Q4/2014 and Q2/2015. The order was booked into Cargotec's 2013 fourth quarter order intake.
Evyapport selected electric Kalmar E-One2 RTGs to facilitate the expansion of their operations as they considerably improve handling efficiency and lower operating costs. The cranes have the capability 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 also operate with SmartRail, Kalmar's electronic driver assistance system for enhancing RTG controls and operation. SmartRail helps the operator to use a higher travelling speed, minimising handling time per container.
Mr Sedat Topuz, Support Services Manager, Evyapport commented: "Once again, we were very impressed in how Kalmar responded with a solution that met our needs precisely. The quality and reliability of the equipment is world class and the technological advancements make a considerable contribution to lowering the costs of ownership. Furthermore, the speed at which the cranes could be delivered was really excellent and helped us to plan our schedule of activities as the port expands."
Mika Virtanen, Vice President for RTG and STS cranes at Kalmar: "We are delighted to have gained another valuable order from Evyapport. As terminal operators gear up for higher container throughput the requirement for equipment to deliver improved efficiency and cost reduction becomes increasingly important. More operators are now specifying Kalmar's electrically powered RTGs because they significantly reduce fuel costs, when compared to diesel engines. The resulting zero emissions means they are a very environmentally-friendly option."
Evyapport is Turkey's fifth largest terminal with a capacity of 800,000 TEU, a total area of 265,000 m² and 1,171 metre berth. The terminal already operates with several types of Kalmar equipment, including RTG and STS cranes, terminal tractors, forklift trucks, reachstackers and empty container handlers.
Further information for the press:
Mika Virtanen, Vice President RTG and STS cranes, Kalmar, tel. +358 40 832 7583
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com