Turkey port, Safiport Deprince, places order for Kalmar Zero Emission RTG crane

Kalmar Zero Emission RTG crane

Kalmar has stated that it received a contract to supply two Zero Emission Rubber-Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs) to Safi Derince International Port in Turkey.

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, noted that the order, which also includes Kalmar SmartPort solutions that are part of the Kalmar One automation system, was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 Q3 order intake with delivery scheduled for Q3 of 2021. 

Safi Derince International Port is located in the Marmara Region, to the north of the Gulf of Izmit. In addition to sea transport, it offers easy access to international and domestic destinations, via rail and truck transportation. 

According to Kalmar, the Kalmar Zero Emission RTG features a 100-percent electric power system that produces no emissions or engine noise at source and completely eliminates the need for hydraulic oil. Its simplified design means it requires significantly less maintenance than a diesel-powered RTG. 

The units delivered to Safiport will be configured to handle 7+1 wide with 1-over-6 high stacking and will have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes under the spreader. They will be equipped with the Kalmar SmartFleet remote monitoring solution to allow the terminal to manage, troubleshoot and analyse the status, productivity and maintenance needs of the equipment. They will also be fitted with the Kalmar SmartRail automated gantry steering solution.

Speaking on the development, Baris Yavuzcetin, Technical Coordinator, Safiport Derince said “We are pleased with the performance of our Kalmar RTGs and the local support provided by the local Kalmar team, so it was natural for us to turn to Kalmar when it came to renewing our fleet.”

Mikko Mononen, VP, Sales EMEIA, Kalmar said “This order is a proof of Safiport’s trust in our proven RTG cranes as well as their overall satisfaction with our eco-efficient solutions and world-class service expertise.”

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