Kalmar will supply eight zero emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Turkish terminal Evyapport.
The electric Kalmar E-One2 RTGs, booked into Cargotec’s Q4 2013 order intake, will be delivered between the final quarter of this year and the second quarter of 2015.
“We are delighted to have gained another valuable order from Evyapport,” said vice president for RTG and STS cranes at Kalmar, Mika Virtanen.
“As terminal operators gear up for higher container throughput the requirement for equipment to deliver improved efficiency and cost reduction becomes increasingly important.”
Each crane will have the capability of handling 7+1 wide with 1 over 6 high stacking and a maximum lift capacity of 41 tonnes. The units run on mains electric power, provided via a bus bar automatic arm, delivering zero emissions.
The cranes also operate with SmartRail, Kalmar's electronic driver assistance system for enhancing RTG controls and operation. SmartRail helps the operator to use a higher travelling speed, minimising handling time per container.
Evyapport, a gateway to global commerce for Istanbul, Kocaeli and Adapazari, is Turkey’s fifth largest terminal with a capacity of 800,000 TEU, a total area of 265,000 square metres and 1,171-metre quay.
The terminal already operates with several types of Kalmar equipment, including RTG and STS cranes, terminal tractors, forklift trucks, reachstackers and empty container handlers.