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2008-08-20 GTI expands its green, productive operations


Kalmar Industries, part of Cargotec Corporation, has made an agreement to supply eleven of its E-One+ rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Gateway Terminals India (GTI) at Nhava Sheva, India. This latest order, delivery of which will commence in January 2009, follows on from a contract to supply GTI with 29 E-One RTGs delivered in 2006.

Maximizing machine uptime remains paramount to GTI, so this latest order for 7+1 wide and 1-over-6 high cranes will be equipped with a variety of Kalmar's productivity-enhancing automation software. The units will feature Kalmar's Smartrail, an automatic steering and container position verification system; Remote Monitoring Interface (RMI), a tool for remote machine monitoring, maintenance tasking and reporting; and Fleetview, which enables control room staff to monitor the real-time positioning and efficient control of each machine.

GTI's commitment to deploying smart, efficient and dependable terminal solutions was apparent in the initial planning of its terminal operations in India. As with the original units ordered, the RTGs for GTI will be fitted with Kalmar's FULL CONTROL, an all-electric load stability control system to prevent both primary and secondary sway. In contrast, the new units will not only differ in size from those supplied under the earlier contract but will also feature variable speed generators (VSG) for further fuel saving and reduced emissions. VSG systems optimise engine use by determining whether the crane needs increased power for heavy lifts or little power when idling.

The Port of Jawaharlal Nehru located at Nhava Sheva was created to add capacity in the Mumbai region and currently handles 65 percent of the container traffic in India. GTI is the largest of the three container terminals operating in the port.

The terminal has a stated capacity of 1.3 million TEU and runs with modern equipment. It has eight post Panamax twin pick cranes with an 18-wide outreach, 29 Kalmar E-One RTGs, three rail-mounted gantry cranes, reachstackers, empty handlers and a fleet of tractor trailers. The container terminal employs state-of-the-art information technology systems to increase productivity.

GTI reaches out to the needs of the trading community adding the much-required terminal capacity for customers both in the Mumbai region and the rail connected northern hinterland. GTI is a joint venture between APM Terminals and Container Corporation of India (CONCOR).

Global operators know the benefits of going green

GTI was one of the first customers in Asia to order Kalmar's green, uncompromising and productive E-One series RTGs, of which well more than 300 units have been delivered worldwide.
Kalmar's E-One+ RTG, relaunched more than one year ago, boasts further benefits in productivity, reliability and cost efficiency. As one of Kalmar Pro Future solutions encompassing all of the company environmentally friendly equipment, the E-One+ RTG meets the toughest ecological standards on pollution, discharges, noise, safety and working environment. It is equipped with a low-emission diesel engine and all-electric trolley, wheel turning and spreader. This 'all-electric' concept, without the need for hydraulics, means that parts are easy to access and fewer components than ever require maintenance.

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Press information can be found on Kalmar website: Simply click on News Room to be taken to a list of recent press releases. A photograph to accompany this press releaseis also available on the Kalmar website, by clicking on Press Pictures. The caption for the photograph reads:

“Gateway Terminals India will supplement its busy container operations at the Port of Jawaharlal Nehru with additional cranes from Kalmar, this time ordering 11 of the latest green and productive E-One+ RTG cranes.
Kalmar is a global provider of container and heavy duty materials handling equipment, automation applications and related services. It is the world's 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's 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's net sales were EUR 1.343 billion in 2007.

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 2007, Cargotec's net sales were EUR 3.018 billion. Cargotec's class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

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