Two Kalmar E-One2 RTGs Suppled to Ecuador
Cargotec has secured an order to supply two of its eight-wheel Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes to Ecuador. The two models have been purchased by Ecuadorian cargo handling firm INARPI S.A for a new inland yard operation on Trinitaria Island, Guayaquil, the largest city in the country. The new equipment is scheduled for delivery in July 2013 and will join existing Kalmar equipment in the INARPI S.A fleet, including six DRF450-65 reachstackers and five Ottawa C50 terminal tractors. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2012 third quarter order intake.
In addition to this latest inland yard development, the company carries out port management and cargo-handling services across all Ecuadorian ports, including the nearby Port of Guayaquil. It has played a major role in the modernization of terminal, logistics, and container-handling operations across Ecuador and decided to invest in this equipment because of the performance of the models and the availability of local service and support.
The E-One2 RTG boasts the industry’s lowest lifetime costs and consumes up to 60% less fuel compared to conventional diesel-hydraulic RTGs and minimises environmental impact. It is powered by a Cummins QSX15-600 Engine, complete with Kalmar’s Variable Speed Generator (VSG) hybrid package and features Smartrail, Cargotec’s automated electronic driver assistance system, to enhance controls and operation.
The whole Kalmar E-One2 product family including the Zero Emission RTG with electric power supply helps customers to meet the latest environmental demands without sacrificing operational productivity and lifetime cost efficiency. The E-One2’s maintenance interval of 1,000 hours, for both crane and optionally for engine, remains by far the longest in the industry and considerably increases terminal operational efficiency.