Kalmar E-One2 RTGs create further capacity at TPS in Indonesia
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order to supply six E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) in Indonesia. TPS started operations in 1999 and is a joint venture between PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III, a major state owned terminal operator in Indonesia and DP World. A new customer for Kalmar, TPS confirmed the order in July 2013 and the deliveries are expected by the end of the second quarter 2014.
Increased productivity and reduced ownership costs were critical factors in the decision to specify Kalmar. The additional RTGs will significantly increase container capacity at the terminal, which currently handles over 1 million TEUs annually.
Capt. Sanjay Mehta, Vice President Director at TPS emphasised it was the combination of product performance and service support that swayed the decision:
"We are delighted to work with Kalmar. It was their ability to deliver the latest technology, through the E-One2, together with excellent service support from the local Kalmar dealer network that convinced us. We expect highly reliable equipment with features that reduce the cost of ownership to maximise the return on investment."
The Kalmar E-One2 RTG has achieved a reputation for high productivity, with 7+1 wide, 1-over-5 high stacking and a maximum lifting capacity of 40 tonnes. Powered by a Cummins QSX15-600 engine, complete with Kalmar's Variable Speed Generator (VSG) package, it boasts the industry's lowest lifetime costs and consumes up to 25% less fuel, compared to conventional diesel-hydraulic RTGs. It also meets the latest environmental demands, without sacrificing operational efficiency. The equipment will be delivered with a new safety enhancing feature Anti Truck Lifting, which is a laser-based detection system that helps prevent unintentional lifting of the container chassis due to locked or jammed chassis twistlock
The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.