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Kalmar to deliver two gantries to Buenos Aires box terminal

KALMAR, part of Cargotec, is to provide two rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) with hybrid drivelines for Exolgan S A container terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina as the facility is implementing a fleet expansion drive

06 January 2020 - 19:00

KALMAR, part of Cargotec, is to provide two rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) with hybrid drivelines for Exolgan S A container terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina as the facility is implementing a fleet expansion drive.

The order that follows the delivery of four hybrid RTGs to the terminal in December, with delivery scheduled for late 2020.



The Exolgan container terminal in Buenos Aires enjoys good road, rail and river transport connections. It is owned by International Trade Logistics (ITL), which is part of the PSA Group and TIL.



Exolgan's existing Kalmar fleet includes RTGs, empty container handlers, forklift trucks and reachstackers.



'The Kalmar Hybrid RTG builds on the proven, sustainable performance of Kalmar RTG family to deliver even greater savings in fuel efficiency, airborne and noise emissions, and maintenance costs,' a company statement said.



It combines the latest lithium-ion battery technology with a reduced size fuel-efficient diesel power unit. The power unit is used to charge the Li-ion batteries, which power all the lifting and driving operations.



Like the earlier cranes delivered to Exolgan last December, the RTGs will be 6+1 rows wide and 1-over-5 high, with a lifting capacity of 40 tons under the spreader.



They will be fitted with the SmartRail automated gantry steering solution with Container Position Indication (CPI), which automatically controls the gantry steering and feeds container coordinates to the terminal operating system. They will also feature the SmartProfile spreader anti-collision system.


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