Kalmar to supply gantry cranes to Brazilian container terminal
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has entered into an agreement with Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) for the supply of nine Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs).
The cranes will be delivered to Sepetiba Tecon terminal, Brazil in the first quarter of 2022. Located in the Port of Itaguaí, less than 100km from Rio Janeiro, Sepetiba Tecon S.A. is one of Brazil’s main container terminals with many transport connections and proximity to the country’s main economic and industrial centres.
The Kalmar RTG combines the best of diesel and electric technology for fuel savings, low emissions and easy maintenance. The units will be configured to handle 6+1 wide with 1-over-6 high stacking and will have a lifting capacity of 40t under the spreader. To ensure greater fuel economy and lower emissions, the cranes include a variable speed generator system, which automatically optimises the revolutions per minute, fully-electric Bromma spreaders and large tyres that enable minimal ground pressure.
The RTGs will be fitted with Kalmar SmartRail automated gantry steering system that automatically controls the gantry within centimetre grade accuracy on the travelling path, improving the terminal’s operational efficiency. They will also be equipped with SmartRail CPI (Container Position Indication) system, a real-time tool to track and report container moves.
Troy Thompson, vice president, sales, Kalmar Americas says, “We are delighted that Sepetiba Tecon chose us to support their ambitious expansion plans, and we are looking forward to establishing a long-term partnership with them. Our proven and reliable equipment, combined with the service capabilities we offer, help customers improve their operational performance as they develop their operations to meet the demands of the future.”