Santos Brasil orders 12 Kalmar all-electric E-One2 RTGs
05.05.2011 – Cargotec received a further order from Santos Brasil S/A for 12 Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.
The new all-electric, environmentally-friendly 16-wheel RTGs will be 7+1 wide and 1-over-6 high and come equipped with Kalmar Smartrail®, an autosteering and container position verification system. Cargotec’s 16-wheel design, in combination with the light weight of its cranes, puts less stress on terminal surfaces compared to conventional 8-wheel units. The terminal operator’s cranes will feature 55-tonne capacity twin-lift Bromma spreaders with load sensing capability via the twistlocks.
Operating at the Port of Santos, Santos Brasil has been a Cargotec customer since 2000, and in addition to its existing 29 Kalmar RTGs, the operator has empty container handlers, reachstackers and heavy-duty forklifts from Cargotec.
“In terms of maintenance it is a significant advantage to have a standardised set of equipment. If the equipment is in need of maintenance all we need to do is cross the road from Tecon Santos to Cargotec’s service facilities, where we benefit from quick and personalised after-sales service,” says Caio Morel, Santos Brasil’s Operations Director.
The units were ordered to equip the customer’s newly inaugurated Tecon Santos Terminal 4 expansion. Their delivery will commence in the fourth quarter of 2011. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order. The order was booked in the first quarter of 2011.
For more information, please contact:
Fernando Cruz, Cargotec Brazil Ltda, Managing Director
Tel: + 55 13 3308 2220
Anne Westersund, Vice President, Communications and Marketing
Tel. +358 20 777 4181