Miami Terminal Goes All-Electric with Kalmar
Kalmar, a provider of lifting solutions, has agreed to supply six of its “Zero Emission” rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to the South Florida Container Terminal in Miami.
According to a statement, this will make South Florida the first terminal in the US to have 100% zero-emission RTGs, as these will be the first RTGs to be installed at any Port of Miami terminal.
Due to its proximity to the Caribbean and the Americas, South Florida Container Terminal has established itself as a strategic point of entry and departure for shippers operating in the region, and the facility provides full stevedoring and terminal services to some of the world's largest carriers.
Kalmar’s RTGs, which are scheduled to be delivered in early 2020, will be implemented as part of an ongoing project to densify and redevelop the South Florida Container Terminal.
The cranes will be equipped with a busbar energy system and operator assist features, including auto-steering and container stack profiling.
Mark J. Baker, Managing Director of South Florida Container Terminal, said: “We are excited about the opportunity to increase our capacity through this terminal redevelopment project.
Peter Söderberg, Kalmar, discusses eco-efficient terminal operations in a recent Port Technology technical paper
“We will not only offer better service to our customers, but we will do it eco-efficiently with all-electric RTGs. Kalmar has proven their ability to handle large terminal redevelopment projects on a global scale with successful RTG deliveries.”
Troy Thompson, Vice President of Sales for Kalmar Americas, added: “We are very pleased to be the first to bring zero emission yard cranes to Miami.
“We have worked extensively with the team at SFCT and are certain that our partnership will only strengthen further as we move through this major redevelopment project together.”