Evyapport invests in Kalmar RTGs

By Laura Hatton07 May 2014

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will supply eight rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Turkish port operator Evyapport.

Evyapport is Turkey's fifth largest terminal. The order for the electric Kalmar E-One2 RTGs is to help the port expand its container operations.

The units are powered by mains power and can handle 7+1 wide with 1 over 6 high stacking and a lift capacity of 41 tonnes, the manufacturer said. They are fitted with Kalmar’s electronic driver assistance system SmartRail, which helps the operator to use a higher travelling speed.

Sedat Topuz, Evyapport support services manager, said, “Once again, we were very impressed in how Kalmar responded with a solution that met our needs precisely. The quality and reliability of the equipment is world class and the technological advancements make a considerable contribution to lowering the costs of ownership. Furthermore, the speed at which the cranes could be delivered was really excellent and helped us to plan our schedule of activities as the port expands.”

Mika Virtanen, Kalmar vice president for RTG and STS cranes, said, “We are delighted to have gained another valuable order from Evyapport. As terminal operators gear up for higher container throughput the requirement for equipment to deliver improved efficiency and cost reduction becomes increasingly important. More operators are now specifying Kalmar's electrically powered RTGs because they significantly reduce fuel costs, when compared to diesel engines. The resulting zero emissions means they are a very environmentally-friendly option.”

The units are due to be delivered between the fourth quarter of 2014 and the second quarter of 2015.

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