LOGISTICS equipment company Kalmar has signed an agreement with Exolgan S.A to supply four rubber-tyred gantry cranes with hybrid drivelines for its container terminal in Buenos Aires.

The order, which includes the supply of a spare parts package, was booked as part of the fourth quarter intake of Cargotec, the Kalmar parent company.

Delivery is set to occur later this year.

Exolgan terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a general cargo and container-handling port terminal with road, rail and river transport connections.

The company is part of International Trade Logistics, a group of businesses focused on managing port and logistics processes.

Exolgan engineering manager Carlos Mancini said Kalmar’s Hybrid RTG solution was the ideal choice as it would “help us reduce fuel costs and improve the sustainability of our operations by reducing noise and airborne emissions”.

“We value our relationship with Kalmar and are looking forward to working together to increase performance and reliability at our terminal,” Mr Mancini said.


Kalmar manager sales, ports and terminals in the Americas, Alexandre Esse, said the second-generation hybrid RTG was a highly fuel-efficient machine.

“We are pleased to be able to continue our fruitful cooperation with Exolgan with this latest order, which further demonstrates the confidence that customers have in our hybrid technologies,” he said.

The cranes delivered to Exolgan are to have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes.

They are to be fitted with the Kalmar SmartRail automated gantry steering solution with Container Position Indication. They are also to feature the Kalmar SmartProfile spreader anti-collision system.