RTGs ordered for Indonesian airport8 November 2013
Port crane and reach stacker manufacturer Kalmar has received an order for six E-One rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Indonesian container terminal operator, PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS), the company announced recently. The deliveries are expected by the end of the second quarter 2014.
The 40t capacity E-One cranes have a one over five configuration and can stack up to seven-plus-one containers wide. Powered by a Cummins QSX15-600 engine and complete with Kalmar's variable speed generator (VGS), Kalmar says it consumes up to 25 per cent less fuel than conventional diesel-hydraulic machines. The cranes will also be fitted with the company's Anti Truck Lifting detection system, which helps prevent unintentional lifting of a container chassis due to a locked or jammed chassis twistlock.
Sanjay Mehta, VP director at TPS, said: "We are delighted to work with Kalmar. It was their ability to deliver the latest technology, through the E-One2, together with excellent service support from the local Kalmar dealer network that convinced us. We expect highly reliable equipment with features that reduce the cost of ownership to maximise the return on investment."