RTGs drive down emissions at Turkish port

Kalmar zero-emission RTGs Each RTG features a 100% electric power system that produces no emissions or engine noise at source. Photo: Kalmar
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Zero-emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) will help a port in Turkey reduce pollution and noise.

Safi Derince International Port (Safiport) in Turkey has ordered two Kalmar zero-emission RTGs. Each RTG features a 100% electric power system that produces no emissions or engine noise at source, and completely eliminates the need for hydraulic oil. Its simplified design means it requires significantly less maintenance than a diesel-powered RTG.

Mikko Mononen, VP, Sales EMEIA  Kalmar, said: “This order is a proof of Safiport’s trust in our proven RTG cranes as well as their overall satisfaction with our eco-efficient solutions and world-class service expertise.”

The units delivered to Safiport will be configured to handle 7+1 wide with 1-over-6 high stacking and will have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes under the spreader.

They will be equipped with the Kalmar SmartFleet remote monitoring solution to allow the terminal to manage, troubleshoot and analyse the status, productivity and maintenance needs of the equipment. They will also be fitted with the Kalmar SmartRail automated gantry steering solution.

Safiport is located in the Marmara Region, to the north of the Gulf of Izmit. In addition to sea transport, it offers easy access to international and domestic destinations, via rail and truck transportation.

Delivery is scheduled for Q3 of 2021.

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