TPS orders Kalmar RTGs

By Laura Hatton19 September 2013

PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) in Indonesia, a joint venture between PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III and DP World, has signed a contract for six Kalmar E-One2 rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.

The RTGs have a 7+1 wide, 1-over-5 high stacking capacity and lift 40 tonnes. Power comes from a Cummins QSX15-600 diesel engine. The cranes are also fitted with Kalmar's Variable Speed Generator (VSG) to help reduce fuel consumption.

The RTGs will also be fitted with a laser-based detection system, the Anti Truck Lifting system. The system helps prevent unintentional lifting of the container chassis due to a locked or jammed chassis twistlock, the manufacturer said.

Sanjay Mehta, vice president director at TPS, said, "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."

TPS handles more than 1 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) annually. The RTG’s will help increase capacity at the terminal, the company said.

Deliveries are expected by the end of the second quarter 2014.

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