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Kalmar E-One makes its US debut

The Port of New York and New Jersey (NY/NJ) Global Terminal & Container Services, Inc., an OOIL Group Company, is again leading the way in rubber-tyred gantry crane technology for the US port community with an order for two Kalmar E-One RTGs to be added to its existing fleet of 10 Kalmar RTGs.

The units, which will be delivered to Global in September 2005, will stack six, 9 ft. 6 in. containers high, six container rows wide plus a truck lane.

James Kukucka, Executive Vice President, Global Terminal & Container Services, Inc. outlines why the operator opted now for the new all-electric RTG design:

“Customer service is of vital importance in the container terminal business. With increasing demands on terminal capabilities, our challenge is to provide our customers with the most efficient, economical and expedient container handling operations possible.

“With its competitive maintenance features, significant fuel savings and the promise of less downtime, the E-One will be an invaluable and integral part of our operations, helping us deliver the highest level of service to our customers. Moreover, its all-electric features tie in with Global Terminal philosophy of environment protection practices.

This is not the first time Global has assumed a pioneering role in the advancement of US port operating systems. In 2001 it became the first North American operator to adopt the latest intelligence in container handling equipment with the purchase of RTGs equipped with Kalmar Smartrail and Remote Machine Interface (RMI) systems.

The operator new E-One RTGs will also feature both Smartrail and RMI. Smartrail is an autosteering and container position verification system while RMI enables remote monitoring of RTGs from a terminal control room or via the internet by Kalmar product support or design department. Both systems dramatically enhance operating productivity within terminals.

Kalmar E-one

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.

For further information:

Aija Kalander
Communications Manager,Kalmar Industries

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