Sunday 18th Nov, 2018

Kalmar boosts expansion in Poland with three RMGs

GDANSK - cropped - DCT Gdansk

KALMAR has signed an agreement with Deepwater Container Terminal Gdansk to supply three electrically powered rail-mounted gantry cranes.

The order, booked in Cargotec’s 2018 third quarter order intake, follows a recent order of five rubber-tyred gantry cranes that occurred in the first quarter of 2018.

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DCT Gdansk is Poland’s largest container facility.

Currently the terminal has an annual throughput capacity of 3m TEU and has an operating area covering 74 hectares.

DCT Gdansk chief executive Cameron Thorpe said rail connections in Poland were becoming increasingly important.

“The three new electrically powered Kalmar RMGs will significantly boost our handling capacity and help us deliver an efficient, dependable rail gateway for our customers in central and Eastern Europe,” Mr Thorpe said.

The three Kalmar RMGs are said to each have a lifting capacity of 41tonnes and railspan of 32 metres.

Ilkka Annala, Kalmar vice-president Intelligent Crane Solutions said they were glad to partner with DCT for this new order.

“We listened carefully what the customer needed and offered them a customised solution that helps DCT accomplish their productivity targets in their intermodal operations,” Mr Annala said.



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