Piraeus Container Terminal Bolsters Crane Capacity
zoom Greek port operator Piraeus Container Terminal S.A. (PCT), owned by COSCO Pacific Limited, has ordered fifteen additional all-electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) from Cargotec’s Kalmar.The cranes order, valued at approximately EUR 20 million (USD 21.6 million), is expected to be delivered in 2016 and 2017.“The zero-emission cranes, which are 9+1 wide and 1-over-6 high, will help us to achieve our goal of increasing capacity while meeting all the latest environmental demands,” said Li Jianchun, Deputy General Manager of PCT.Piraeus Container Terminal previously received 12 all-electric RTGs in 2013 and nine all-electric RTGs in 2015 from Kalmar.“These latest Kalmar E-One2 Zero Emission RTGs will be working in the Pier III expansion area.“The cranes will be manufactured in China at Rainbow-Cargotec Industries like the previous ones delivered by Kalmar,” says Mika Virtanen, Vice President, STS and RTG Cranes at Kalmar. The Kalmar E-One2 RTG has a 41-ton SWL capacity. The highly efficient electric power system eliminates all emissions, engine noise and the need for hydraulic oils. It also helps the model achieve an industry-leading maintenance interval of 1,000 hours, Cargotec said.