Port of Dar es Salaam orders 6 Kalmar RTG for delivery in one year
FINNISH crane maker Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to supply Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) with rubber-tyre gantry (RTG) cranes in one year for use at the Port of Dar es Salaam
FINNISH crane maker Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to supply Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) with rubber-tyre gantry (RTG) cranes in one year for use at the Port of Dar es Salaam.
Dar es Salaam port handles 95 per cent of Tanzania's international trade and serves the landlocked countries of Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.
The port is a convenient freight link not only with East and Central Africa but also with the Middle East, Far East, Europe, Australia and America.
TPA and Kalmar have developed a productive and collaborative working relationship over the years, and Kalmar's solution to support TPA's expansion plan in Dar was the best fit for the company.
The Kalmar RTG combines the best of diesel and electric technology for fuel savings, low emissions and easy maintenance. At 1,000 hours, it has one of the longest maintenance intervals in the industry, while its modular design makes it easy to tailor to customer requirements.
The units delivered to TPA will be configured to handle 6+1 wide with 1-over-5 high stacking and will have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes under the spreader. They will also be equipped with a variable speed generator, which enables even greater fuel economy and lower emissions by automatically optimising RPM according to the required power.
Said Kalmar vice president Mikko Mononen: 'The relationship between TPA and Kalmar goes back to 1987. As one of our longest-standing customers, we are very pleased to continue our collaboration.'