Cargotec subsidiary Kalmar has secured an order from Poland’s Gdynia Container Terminal (GCT) to deliver five of its latest generation zero-emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs).

Kalmar delivered two similar machines to GCT earlier in the year and the new RTGs are expected to be received in December 2015.

The E-One² zero-emission RTG will be 6+1 containers wide and 1-over-6 high with a 41t capacity, offering lower emissions and less maintenance cost.

In addition, the electric power system will avoid the need for engine maintenance, which translates into much lower downtime and maintenance charges.

Kalmar Poland senior sales and service manager Jakub Wojciechowski said: "We are particularly delighted that GCT has again specified the Kalmar E-One² RTG for their operations.

"With total cost of ownership, reliable performance and operational safety high on the agenda, the E-One² really ticks all the boxes.

"Plus, as it’s an all-electric concept, it removes the need for hydraulics, saving further costs. Our local Kalmar sales and service team in Poland ensures that Kalmar equipment delivers optimum productivity."

"As it’s an all-electric concept, it removes the need for hydraulics, saving further costs."

Under this order, Kalmar will also deliver its SmartFleet process automation solution, which enhances operational transparency and minimises downtime through remote equipment monitoring and reporting.

GCT is a full-service container facility in the Port of Gdynia and serves as a feeder port connecting Poland with hubs in Bremerhaven, Hamburg and Rotterdam and a load centre for intra-Europe short-sea cargoes.

In September, Kalmar received a $14m contract from Puerto Central (PCE) in San Antonio, Chile to provide seven E-One² RTGs.

The order included the delivery of cranes, spare parts, training for operators and technicians as wells as civil works and auxiliary equipment necessary to automate certain RTG processes.

Image: Kalmar’s zero-emission RTGs will support the expansion at the Port of Gdynia. Photo: courtesy of Cargotec.