Kalmar signs deal to supply the Norfolk Southern Railway with RTGs
FINLAND's Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a deal to supply the Norfolk Southern Railway with four Kalmar SmartPower rubber-tyre gantry cranes (RTG)
FINLAND's Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a deal to supply the Norfolk Southern Railway with four Kalmar SmartPower rubber-tyre gantry cranes (RTG).
The order was booked in Cargotec's 2018 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled to be completed by the end of Q4 2019.
Kalmar SmartPower RTGs will be installed to extend capacity at the company's intermodal terminals at Landers in Chicago and Rossville in Memphis.
Two cranes will be installed at each terminal. The cranes will have a span of approximately 25 metres and will be equipped with Kalmar's electro-mechanical anti-sway system and a rotating Bromma spreader.
The cranes will also feature a number of Kalmar SmartPort process automation solutions for safer, faster and more efficient container handling.
These include the Kalmar SmartRail automated gantry steering solution and Kalmar SmartStack to eliminate the problem of lost containers as well as the Kalmar SmartMap visualisation tool.
An optical character recognition solution will enable the cranes to automatically identify containers, while the user interface will support operators to help streamline the stacking process, improve mobility and efficiency through the yard, and decrease truck waiting times.
The Kalmar SmartPower RTG uses up to 10 litres less fuel per hour than most diesel RTGs on the market, thanks to its significantly smaller diesel engine and intelligent power management system.
Said Kalmar vice president Troy Thompson: 'The Kalmar SmartPower RTG provides the balance between productivity and cost efficiency in a variety of container-handling applications.'