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Kalmar Zero Emission RTGs chosen by Safiport Derince in Turkey

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to supply two Zero Emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Safi Derince International Port in Turkey. The order, which also includes Kalmar SmartPort solutions that are part of the Kalmar One automation system, was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 Q3 order intake, with delivery scheduled for Q3 of 2021. 

Safi Derince International Port 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. 

The Kalmar Zero Emission RTG features a 100-percent 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. 

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 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 SmartRail automated gantry steering solution.

Baris Yavuzcetin, Technical Coordinator, Safiport Derince: “We are pleased with the performance of our RTGs and the local support provided by the local team, so it was natural for us to turn to Kalmar when it came to renewing our fleet.”

Mikko Mononen, VP, Sales EMEIA, Kalmar: “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.”

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec’s (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com

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