Gateway Terminals India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai and Kalmar Industries have signed a contract for the supply of 29 E-One RTGs that are intended for operation at a new terminal now under construction at the Port of Nhava Sheva. The first 12 RTGs will be delivered to the terminal in early 2006 with the remaining 17 due to arrive by the middle of the same year.
A spokesperson from GTI said:
“With its competitive maintenance features, significant fuel savings and the promise of less downtime, we trust the E-One will be an invaluable and integral part of our operations, helping us deliver the best possible service to our customers.
The E-One RTGs will be capable of serving seven rows of containers plus a vehicle lane and of lifting one container over a five-high stack. The safe working load under the spreader will be 50 tonnes. GTI has specified that all of these new E-One RTGs should be fitted with the Smartrail automatic steering and container position verification system.
When completed, the terminal will have two 350m berths each served by four ship-to-shore cranes. It is expected that approximately 35% of the cargo handled by the facility will move inland by rail using the terminal on-dock rail facility.
Gateway Terminals India Pvt Ltd (GTI) is a joint venture between Maersk A/S a company owned by the A.P.Moller Group and the Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR). It is due to start operations in August 2006. With this tight deadline and with the capacity of the container terminal to be approximately 1.4m TEU per annum, a great deal of importance has been placed by the project planners on not only the type of equipment to be used in the facility but also on the choice of supplier.
Kalmar has introduced the market the first all-electric RTG which is without the need for hydraulics. E-One features a low-emission diesel engine and is fitted with electric trolley, wheel turning and spreader. It contains fewer critical mechanical components and therefore provides less opportunity for mechanical failures. A service interval of up to 1,000 hours for both the crane and the engine is unmatched by all other brands.
E-One offers fuel savings of up to 30%. This is based on new intelligence in RTG movements: the crane speeds (gantry, hoisting) are adjusted according to the load under the spreader. Conventional RTGs’ hydraulics run constantly whereas in the E-One electrical power can be used only when needed.
E-One all-electric and maintenance-free load stability control (antisway and stabliser) add to reliability and help the crane driver to work faster and more accurately.
Notes to editors:
Kalmar is a global provider of heavy duty materials handling equipment and services to ports, intermodal traffic, terminals and demanding industrial customers. Kalmar focuses on supplying handling solutions that enable customers to operate with a high level of efficiency and reliability. Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine.
Kalmar provides a large range of value added services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management. Manufacturing plants are situated in Sweden (as is the head office), in Finland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, China and the USA.
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