Kalmar supports Gdansk sustainability efforts

The five Kalmar zero emission RTGs will be used to expand Gdansk's existing fleet The five Kalmar zero emission RTGs will be used to expand Gdansk's existing fleet
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Kalmar has signed a deal with Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk to supply five electrically powered rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to help it improve the sustainability of its operations.

The order also includes the extensive customisation of the machines and supply of a spare parts package for the machines. Delivery is scheduled to take place in early 2019.

“To meet growing demand, DCT is continuing to expand its RTG fleet with fully electric machines, helping us improve sustainability of our operations with a lower carbon footprint whilst reducing maintenance costs at the same time,” said Cameron Thorpe, CEO at DCT Gdansk.

Zero emissions

The five Kalmar Zero Emission RTGs, each with a lifting capacity of 41 tonnes, will be used to expand the existing fleet and are part of an ongoing investment programme to address growing demand at the terminal.

Because they are equipped with a fully electric power system, no emissions are produced or engine noise at source and the need for hydraulic oil is eliminated. The machines also require significantly less maintenance than diesel-powered RTGs.

The units supplied to DCT Gdansk will be powered by a cable-reel system and will include an advanced machine-vision-based anti-sway system with an extended camera system to assist the operator.

They will also be fitted with a comprehensive range of Kalmar SmartPort automation features, including the Kalmar SmartRail automated gantry steering solution, Kalmar SmartFleet process automation solution and Kalmar SmartProfile spreader anti-collision system.

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