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Thailand Terminal Orders Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes

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New Kalmar SmartPower Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) Cranes will serve BMT Pacific's solely owned river terminal in Chao Phraya River at the most important waterway in Central Thailand.

The terminal will receive four RTGs from the cargo handling specialist in the third quarter of 2018 to boost the inland waterways capability of BMT Pacific's integrated terminal and logistics service in Thailand.  

Rangsant Tonchanachai, General Manager, BMT Pacific, said: “The deal is another example of the seamless cooperation between BMT Pacific and Kalmar, which is further accelerating our competitiveness in the industry.

“Kalmar has supported our development with exceptional services throughout the years, and that gives us complete confidence to focus on our business growth.”

The Kalmar SmartPower RTG crane offers an environmentally sustainable solution to customers through its fuel-saving capability and fully electric design.

It also uses up to 10 litres less fuel per hour than most of the diesel RTGs on the market due to a smaller diesel engine and intelligent power management system.

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A refined design requires fewer components and results in higher efficiency with less failure, less downtime, low dead weight, and less maintenance.

The cranes will be six plus one rows wide, one-over-five high, and equipped with eight wheels.

They will feature variable speed diesel engines as well as Bromma's light-weight YSX40E all-electric crane spreaders.

The lifting capacity under the spreader will be 40 tons.

Teo Yew Boon, Vice President of Kalmar South and Southeast Asia, said: “This order confirms BMT Pacific's commitment to further enhance our long term and mutually beneficial cooperation.

“We're happy to continue supporting them in their path towards sustainable growth.” 

Kalmar’s President Antti Kaunonen has said that the port industry should be able to “copy with pride” when it comes to standardizing automation:

Read more: Kalmar has become the first cargo handling equipment manufacturer to offer electric forklifts in the 9-18 ton capacity range

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