Cargotec has received an order for two Kalmar E-One² rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes from Tan Cang Technical Services Joint Stoke Co., a leading terminal operator at Saigon Newport (SNP) in Vietnam. The order was received during the last quarter of 2011.
The deal follows the successful performance of six existing E-One² models at the Tan Cang Cat Lai Terminal in Ho Chi Minh City, which SNP operates. They became the first zero emission rubber tired gantry cranes in Asia when they were purchased earlier this year, according to Cargotec.
SNP is Vietnam's largest container terminal operator, handling 80 percent of the import and export volumes in the Ho Chi Minh City area and nearly 50 percent nationwide. SNP has ordered the additional RTGs to handle the continual growth in throughput which the Port of Ho Chi Minh City has experienced over recent years, the company said. Container traffic rose sharply from 2 million TEU in 2008 to 2.8 million TEU by 2010.
Purchased along with an extensive stock of spare parts, the high specification 41 metric ton capacity cranes specified by SNP have a lift height of 1 over 5 and a span of 6 + 1.
Cargotec pioneered the Zero Emission(TM) RTG concept in 2002, and the latest Kalmar E-One² is Cargotec's most environmentally friendly RTG model ever produced, the company said. The machines receive mains power and they regenerate energy when lowering loads, supplying the power back to the network so that the customer only pays for the actual energy it consumes. Also helping to reduce costs, the Zero Emission(TM) cranes feature the industry's longest service intervals, Cargotec says. With the ability to eliminate the power unit, uptime is enhanced and the terminal environment is kept clean with no risk of oil leakages.