Kalmar Strikes Piraeus Terminal Deal


Kalmar has signed its third large order for an additional fifteen all-electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes with Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) S.A. in Greece, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cosco Pacific.

The value of the order is approximately US$21.6 million. Kalmar's previous deliveries to the terminal consisted of 12 all-electric RTGs in 2013 and nine in 2015.

Mr Li Jianchun, Deputy General Manager of PCT, said: “The zero-emission cranes, which are 9+1 wide and 1-over-6 high, will help us to achieve our goal of increasing capacity while meeting all the latest environmental demands.

“These latest Kalmar E-One2 Zero Emission RTGs will be working in the Pier III expansion area, helping us to enhance capacity in the yard. The RTGs apply new technologies that enhance productivity, reliability and flexibility, which we consider to be tremendous achievements.

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“The cranes will be manufactured in China at Rainbow-Cargotec Industries like the previous ones delivered by Kalmar. We have been extremely satisfied with both the crane quality and on-time deliveries.”

Mika Virtanen, Vice President of STS and RTG Cranes at Kalmar, said: “The order further consolidates our relationship with PCT. Together with the Kalmar SmartRail automatic gantry steering system, the Kalmar all-electric RTGs offer an optimal solution to the customer's stringent requirements for safe operation around the yard, high capacity, zero carbon emissions and lower costs of ownership.”

PCT operates Kalmar all-electric RTGs, straddle carriers, reachstackers, forklift trucks, empty container handlers and terminal tractors.

The latest order of all-electric RTGs will be delivered in 2016 and 2017.

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