Kalmar wins large order for hybrid RTGs from Kenya

  • Twelve Kalmar E-One2 hybrid for Port of Mombasa

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to supply twelve Kalmar E-One2 hybrid rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), in Mombasa, Kenya.

The order, valued at approximately € 17 million, will see all the machines delivered during 2014.

The Kalmar hybrid RTGs are set to boost container handling capacity for use at the yard of the recently commissioned new container handling berth19 at KPA. Recent increases in container traffic have propelled the Port of Mombasa into the ranks of top world container ports, and the number one port in East Africa with the volume predicted to exceed 1 million TEU for the current year.

Kalmar was awarded the order following the completion of a thorough and vigorous tender process. Upon signing the sales agreement, KPA Managing Director, Gichiri Ndua, supported by the KPA management team, commented,

“The Port of Mombasa is undergoing significant expansion,” explains KPA managing director, Gichiri Ndua.

“We have enjoyed a long and close working relationship with the Kalmar team and we welcome the new cranes to join a well-established family of Kalmar equipment, including RTGs, reachstackers and terminal tractors.”

The RTGs provide 6+1 wide, 1-over-5 high stacking with a maximum lifting capacity of 45 tonnes.

All twelve machines feature Kalmar SmartRail, automatic gantry steering system, Kalmar SmartStack, automatic RTG stack inventory solution and Kalmar SmartFleet, remote monitoring and diagnostics application.

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