Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will supply a total of 10 terminal tractors to Sintermar Darsena Toscana (SDT), a joint venture between the Grimaldi Group and Terminal Darsena Toscana (TDT), the main container terminal of the Port of Livorno and one of the most important container terminals in Europe. The order, which also includes a Kalmar Complete Care service contract, was booked in Cargotec’s 2019 Q3 order intake and delivery is scheduled for Q4 of 2019.
“One of the main reasons we chose to partner with Kalmar is the excellent level of support offered by the highly skilled local service team based here in Livorno. Terminal tractors are key to our operations, so it is important that we can rely on world-class service expertise to keep them running reliably and efficiently,” explained Giuseppe Palermo, Managing Director of SDT.
Kalmar is to supply DP World’s Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSCIT) in Mumbai with 15 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) following an order booked in Q2 2019.
The Kalmar Classic RTG combines the diesel and electric technology for fuel savings as well as low emissions and has a maintenance interval of 1,000 hours. The units delivered to Nhava Sheva will be equipped with a Variable Speed Generator (VSG) which enables even greater fuel economy and lower emissions by automatically optimising RPM according to the required power. The delivery is scheduled to be completed during Q4 2020.
NSICT was India’s first public-private partnership project and is part of the country’s largest port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), which handles 40% of India’s total maritime trade.
This order involves the delivery of 6 forklifts of varying specifications, including one fully electric model. A Kalmar Complete Care service contract for all the machines has also been added to the order. The delivery is scheduled to be fully completed in the fourth quarter of this year. The largest multipurpose terminal in Europe, the Antwerp Euroterminal NV (AET) is already home to a fleet of nearly 20 Kalmar forklifts with lifting capacities ranging from 12 and 37 tons.
Kalmar has extended its collaboration with the global terminal operator DP World by placing a new order for 33 terminal tractors, three empty container handlers, three reach stackers and one forklift. The new fleet of Kalmar mobile equipment will serve DP World’s port at Posorja, the first deep-water port in Ecuador that is currently in its first phase of development. Once complete the terminal will feature a 480-metre berth and have an annual capacity of 750,000 TEU.
The new Kalmar mobile equipment will also be connected to the Kalmar Insight performance management and optimisation tool, which will provide personnel at DP World Posorja with a real-time view of the terminal’s productivity and performance.
The order delivery is scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2019.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will supply a complete AutoRTG system to Belfast Container Terminal (BCT) in Northern Ireland following and order booked in the fourth quater of 2018. The system will include eight automated rubber-tyred gantry cranes (AutoRTGs) controlled by the Kalmar Terminal Logistic System (TLS) and new-generation remote control (RC) desks.
The cranes at BCT will operate fully automated within the container stack, receiving orders from the Kalmar TLS which performs planning, routing and execution for all operations based on orders from the terminal operating system (TOS). Crane gantry operation will be automated with supervision from the operator at the RC desk in the control room. Truck handling will be remote controlled, and the system will feature a truck positioning system to ensure accurate alignment of trucks under the RTGs. Kalmar will be responsible for the integrations between the TLS, the TOS and other relevant systems.
The delivery of the system is scheduled to begin at the end of 2019.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has recently delivered a total of 18 forklift trucks to the Algerian company Entreprise Nationale des Travaux aux Puits (ENTP). Created in 1981, ENTP is a subsidiary of Sonatrach and the leading drilling contractor in the country with a market share of close to 45 percent.
The Kalmar G-Generation forklifts have a lifting capacity of 14 tons and are ideal for handling heavy, bulky loads such as a section of pipe or pieces of drilling equipment. They are equipped with a variable hydraulic fan that according to the manufacturer keeps the engine and hydraulics cool even in the most extreme operating conditions. Kalmar has also adapted the machines according to the customer’s unique requirements, which included fitting the machines with a spark arrestor system to prevent any sparks from the machine’s engine from accidentally igniting flammable materials in the immediate vicinity.
The forklifts were delivered during the third quarter of 2018 and are deployed at the company’s site in Hasse Messaoud, Ouargla in eastern Algeria.
“We are delighted that ENTP has chosen our next-generation forklifts to support their drilling in Hasse Messaoud. They are the ideal choice for ensuring optimal performance in precisely the kinds of tough desert conditions that ENTP operates in, where extreme temperatures, sand, and dust are a constant challenge. This deal also marks a further step forward in our strategy to focus on new industrial segments, building on the excellent market share we already enjoy in the cargo-handling sector in Algeria,” said Alejandro Martinez, Mobile Equipment Solutions Sales Manager at Kalmar.