Cargotec subsidiary port and terminal cargo handling solutions provider Kalmar has received a contract from Infraestructura Portuaria Mexicana (IPM) for the supply of five cranes.

According to the contract, the company will deliver two ship-to-shore (STS) and three rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. Thes cranes will be deployed at the IPM Altamira terminal located on the Gulf of Mexico.

The order also includes supplying SmartPort process automation solutions for the RTGs.

IPM Altamira terminal already operates one Kalmar STS crane, eight Kalmar RTGs and a range of Kalmar terminal tractors and forklifts.

The Kalmar STS cranes will be of Super Post-Panamax size. With an outreach of 21 container rows, the cranes with twin-lift capability will be capable of lifting 65t under the spreader.

The three new Kalmar RTG cranes to be supplied to IPM can handle 6+1 wide with 1-over-6 high stacking. The cranes will be able to lift 40t of loads.

IPM general manager Salvador Sanchez said: “We have relied on Kalmar quay cranes, yard cranes and mobile equipment for many years, so we are delighted to continue our productive relationship as we invest in the future of our terminal.

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“Kalmar has been deeply involved right from the start of this project, working closely with us to specify the equipment and ensure that it meets both our high standards and all relevant European quality standards.”

To improve operational efficiency, the cranes will be equipped with the Kalmar SmartRail automated gantry steering system with Container Position Indication (CPI).

Using Kalmar SmartFleet remote monitoring solution, the terminal can manage the equipment, resolve related issues, evaluate the condition, productivity and upkeep.

The company will supply both the STS and RTG cranes together in one combined shipment.

Recently, Kalmar received an order from port operator DP World to supply 15 rubber-tyred gantry cranes.

Last month, the firm won a contract to upgrade four ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at the Eurogate Tanger container terminal in Morocco.