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Two new Kalmar RTG cranes are working in DCT Gdansk terminal

By: | at 08:00 PM | Channel(s): Ports & Terminals  

The dynamic increase of containers handled by DCT Gdansk terminal initiates the continuous investment in new equipment. DCT Gdansk has boosted its handling capabilities with the commissioning of two new Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), complementing the eight Liebherr cranes already in service.

Two modern Kalmar E-One2 RTG cranes were ordered in late 2009 and delivered to DCT Gdansk terminal in January 2010 by Cargotec.

After assembling and passing the required tests, the new RTGs came into operation. The Kalmar E-One2 is the latest RTG model and meets the latest safety and environmental demands whilst remaining productive and cost-effective. The 7+1 wide and 1-over-5 high RTGs with a maximum lifting capacity of 40 tonnes are equipped with Kalmar Smartrail®, an autosteering and container position verification system. Additional performance-enhancing technologies such as an electrical anti-sway system, have also been requested by DCT Gdansk. 

DCT Gdańsk CEO Boris Wenzel has ensured that DCT Gdansk is ready to handle increased traffic including the AE10 line direct calls of the ocean-going vessels by Maersk:

“The need to expedite the development of our handling capabilities has increased as more shipping lines are considering calling on DCT Gdansk. To help us with our plans, we turned to Cargotec not only because they offer market-leading equipment but as they could accommodate a quick delivery time.”

 DCT Gdańsk already enjoys a dominant position among the container terminals in Poland. All customers recognize the terminal’s potential so dynamics of the containers handling is constantly growing. Currently, the monthly handlings exceed the level of 30 000 TEUs. Being the first transshipment hub in Poland, DCT Gdansk is becoming crucial to importers and exporters in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.