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Kalmar all-electric E-One+ rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane, launched this summer, has received an enthusiastic reception from the market, with orders for five units from Gemport in Turkey and two units from ENAPU in Peru. Both customers have opted to outfit their cranes with Kalmar Smartrail autosteering and container position verification system.

The E-One+ features a number of design improvements over its predecessor – the industry favourite green RTG E-One, introduced to the market in 2005 – which contribute to enhanced overall quality, easier maintenance and faster assembly on site.

Gemport will next year take delivery of five 7+1 wide, 1-over-5 high units, which will also come equipped with Remote Machine Interface (RMI) for machine monitoring, maintenance tasking and reporting. Due for delivery by June 2008, the RTGs will have a 40 ton lifting capacity.

Commenting on Gemport decision to purchase Kalmar E-One+, Assistant General Manager Avni Cincin said:

The E-One+ is the most advanced RTG available on the market, cementing Kalmar position as one of the global port industry preferred suppliers. Kalmar offered us fast delivery times and were happy to provide machines tailored to our specific needs. All this, combined with the reputable service of Kalmar Turkish dealer, made the decision very easy for us.

We are confident that Kalmar RTGs will play a key role in our future port automation system, which will be the first of its kind in Turkey.

Strategically located on the South East Coast of the Marmara Sea in northwest Turkey, Gemport is already a Kalmar customer, operating reachstackers and forklifts at its Gemlik Port & Warehousing facility. The container facility comprises eight berths and has an annual handling capacity of 200,000TEU.

Moving to South America, ENAPU in Peru has ordered two 6+1 wide, 1-over-5 high units, which will each have a 50 ton lifting capacity. Due for delivery in October 2008, the RTGs will enter operations at ENAPU Terminal Portuario Del Callao (TPC).

Kalmar E-One+ receives positive improvements
The E-One+ incorporates new features that improve overall quality, facilitate maintenance and expedite the final assembly process. The relocation of key components, such as the emergency hoist stop sensor and spreader cable connection box, makes them more easily accessible for maintenance purposes. Moreover, technicians have access to the cabin and trolley via a system of stairs that have been designed at an angle of less than 45 degrees for convenience and safety.

The E-One+ also features maintenance-free propeller shafts that require no greasing, while faster maintenance of hoist ropes is made possible by a small, trolley-mounted winch designed to lift the ropes from ground to trolley level for servicing or replacement.

Many E-One+ components have been adjusted and redesigned to expedite connections during the erection process, affording the customer greater flexibility in managing operations.
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"Turkey's Gemport and Peru's ENAPU have both opted for quality, reliability and ease of maintenance with orders for Kalmar's E-One+ RTG."

Kalmar is a global provider of container and heavy duty materials handling equipment, automation applications and related services. It is the world leading supplier of cargo handling equipment to ports, terminals and intermodal facilities.

Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine. The company also supplies a wide range of machines to demanding industrial customers for applications as diverse as handling steel and paper to shunting road trailers at distribution hubs.

Kalmar is also leading the way in port automation applications with its application of unmanned container handling technology, on-board smart features and remote maintenance products developed in co-operation with customers and partners.

Kalmar product range is complemented by a large range of value added services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management. Production plants are situated in Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, China and the USA. Kalmar net sales were EUR 1.2 billion in 2006.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centres, and ships. In 2006 Cargotec net sales were EUR 2.6 billion. Cargotec class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.
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