Uruguayan debut for Cargotec's Kalmar RTGs
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 22 DECEMBER 2011 AT 11 A.M. (EET)
Cargotec has secured an order for its industry leading Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Montecon S.A., a leading Uruguayan cargo handling company. The cranes are the first ever Kalmar RTGs supplied to a port terminal in Uruguay. The order also includes 15 Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors. The new equipment is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2012 and will be deployed at the port of Montevideo.
With cargo volumes on the rise in Uruguay, Montecon decided to invest in state-of-the-art Kalmar port equipment to maximise its terminal productivity and maintain cost efficient operations. The company has extensive development plans for the Port of Montevideo and this new order is the latest move to ensure Montecon has optimised the terminal's efficiency for the benefit of its customers.
"We are delighted to be working in partnership with Montecon as it gears up to expand its operations in Montevideo. Joining the existing Kalmar terminal tractors and empty container handlers, these latest models place Montecon at the forefront of cargo handling technology in the region," says Cargotec Argentina's Managing Director, Marcelo Massa.
Montecon's new Kalmar E-One2 RTGs are all-electric which means they have no hydraulics, resulting in longer maintenance intervals, lower operating costs and fewer emissions. Additionally they are equipped with variable speed generator (VSG) engines providing fuel savings of up to 30%, compared to conventional diesel powered RTGs. The 41 tonne capacity models selected by Montecon have a lift height of 1 over 5 and a span of 6+1 wide and they come equipped with Kalmar Smartrail, an autosteering and container position verification system.
As a result of Cargotec's thorough product development work, Kalmar E-One2 RTGs also bring industry leading safety levels. For safety and damage protection, the E-One2 RTG's feature among others a fail-safe programmable logic controller system and an anti-collision system with laser scanners.
Further information for the press:
Marcelo Massa, Managing Director, Cargotec Argentina, tel. +54 114343 3545
Pauliina Koivunen, Public Relations Director, tel. +358 20 777 4205
Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 2.6 billion in 2010 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com