The Deepwater Container Terminal Gdańsk has purchased five fully electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from the Finnish Kalmar.
Each of the cable-reel Zero Emission RTGs, scheduled for delivery in early 2019, will be able to lift up to 45t. The machines will have a number of additional features, including a machine-vision-based anti-sway system with an extended camera system to assist the operator, Kalmar SmartRail automated gantry steering solution, Kalmar SmartFleet process automation solution, and Kalmar SmartProfile spreader anti-collision system. The deal also covers the supply of spare parts.
Once deployed, DCT's RTG fleet will grow to 40 cranes, of which seven will be Kalmar machines.
"Kalmar is a great partner for us in this project because of their leading technical expertise and ability to customise the RTGs to meet our exacting specifications. 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," Cameron Thorpe, CEO, DCT Gdańsk, commented.