Mombasa-based Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has ordered 2 hybrid E-One 2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Kalmar, it was announced this week. Set for delivery during 2014 the order is valued around EUR 17M (USD 23.4M).
The 45t capacity RTGs have a one over five configuration and can stack up to six-plus-one containers wide. They will be fitted with the company’s latest automatic gantry steering system, its automatic stacking inventory, remote monitoring and diagnostics applications.
Raimo Ukkonen, VP, RTGs at Kalmar, said: “KPA needed an exceptional solution to help boost productivity whilst reducing lifetime costs of ownership. The Kalmar E-One2 hybrid RTG delivers outstanding performance through its proven reliability. It also boasts the industry’s lowest lifetime running costs, consuming up to 50 per cent less fuel when compared to conventional RTGs.”