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Exolgan orders hybrid RTGs

Monday, 6 January 2020 ( #956 ) - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Exolgan container terminal
Exolgan container terminal
Kalmar will deliver two rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) with hybrid drivelines to Exolgan container terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The order, which follows the delivery of four hybrid RTGs to the terminal last December, will be delivered in late 2020. The Exolgan terminal is a container-handling port terminal with strategic road, rail and river transport connections. The terminal is owned by International Trade Logistics (ITL), which is part of the PSA Group, one of the leading global port groups, and TIL, one of the largest diverse container terminal operators. Exolgan's current Kalmar fleet includes RTGs, empty container handlers, forklifts and reachstackers. The latest order forms part of Exolgan's fleet expansion program, and the Hybrid RTG combines the latest lithium-ion battery technology with a reduced-size, fuel-efficient diesel power unit. The power unit is used to charge the Li-ion batteries, which power all the lifting and driving operations. Alexandre Esse, Kalmar's manager - sales, ports & terminals, Americas, says: "Our Hybrid RTGs are highly fuel-efficient and they make no compromises on performance or sustainability. It is great to be able to continue our fruitful cooperation with Exolgan with this latest order, which further demonstrates the confidence that customers have in our hybrid technologies." Like the earlier cranes delivered to Exolgan in December 2019, the RTGs will be 6+1 rows wide and 1-over-5 high, with a lifting capacity of 40 T under the spreader. They will be fitted with the Kalmar SmartRail automated gantry steering solution with Container Position Indication (CPI), which automatically controls the gantry steering and feeds container coordinates to the terminal operating system. They will also feature the Kalmar SmartProfile spreader anti-collision system.