Cargotec's cargo and load handling division Kalmar has secured an estimated EUR €20 million order for 15 Kalmar E-One² rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.

The equipment is for Bolivariana de Puertos (Bolipuertos), S.A through construction contractor Teixeira Duarte, part of the consortium Consorcio TD-Mota-Proyecto Puerto de la Guaira, in Venezuela. The deal follows an order for Kalmar port equipment received earlier in March from Bolipuertos.

The 41 tonne capacity RTG cranes have lift of 1 over 5 containers and span 6 + 1.

Ingo Erhardt, Kalmar vice president, head of South America, said, "This is another important order for Kalmar in Venezuela within a short period of time. I am very proud of the trusted relationship we have built with our customers and the continued success we have delivered in the market throughout the years.

“In 2012 we invited key people from Bolipuertos to visit various terminals in Brazil where Kalmar equipment was in operation. Our customer had the opportunity to conduct a thorough comparison and concluded that Kalmar RTGs provided the best solution to meet their operational needs."

The RTGs are due for delivery during the first half of 2014.

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