Kalmar, part of Cargotec Corporation, has agreed to supply three electrically powered rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) to Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk.
The order follows a recent DCT order of five rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) that took place in the first quarter of 2018.
Each of the RMGs has a lifting capacity of 41 tons and a railspan of 32 metres, which will be implemented to service trains in a new rail section of the terminal.
Powered by a cable-reel system, the units will have one cantilever and room for two lanes for trucks and containers.
In addition to this, the cranes will be fitted with Kalmar’s SmartFleet process automation solution, with a RMG map view and Kalmar SmartWeight for certified container weighing.
DCT Gdansk is both the largest container terminal in Poland, with an annual throughput of 3 million TEU, and the only deep-water terminal in the Baltic Sea to be called directly by vessels from the Far East.
It has also made significant infrastructure investments during the past three years, affecting all modes of transport crossing the Port of Gdansk: the country's largest logistics hub.
Cameron Thorpe, CEO at DCT Gdansk, commented on the order: “Rail connections in Poland, as in other European countries are becoming increasingly important, especially in the context of sustainable, intermodal transport solutions.
Peter Söderberg, of Kalmar, discusses cargo handling equipment in a recent Port Technology technical paper
“The three new electrically powered Kalmar RMGs will significantly boost our handling capacity and help us deliver an efficient, dependable rail gateway for our customers in Central and Eastern Europe.”
Ilkka Annala, Vice President of Intelligent Crane Solutions at Kalmar, also made a statement: “We are glad to continue our partnership with DCT with this new order of RMGs.
“We listened carefully (to) what the customer needed and offered them a customised solution that helps DCT accomplish their productivity targets in their intermodal operations.”