Smart, green cranes for DP World

DP World orders Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for its Port Botany terminal in Sydney

Smart, green cranes for DP World
Smart, green cranes for DP World

March 29, 2011

DP World has ordered Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for its Port Botany terminal in Sydney.

Cargotec will supply the Dubai-based stevedore with four of its eight-wheeled, all-electric Kalmar E-One2 RTGs featuring load capacities of 41 tonnes.

The cranes also have the ability to stack containers 8+1 wide and 1-over-5 high.

Boasting top of the range specifications, the new machines DP World has selected incorporate
fuel efficient variable speed generator (VSG) engines, Cargotec's UniQ diagnostics tools , automatic steering and container position verification system, Smartrail®.

The new units will augment DP World’s existing fleet of RTGs.

Delivery of the cranes is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011.

DP World operates terminals in Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle and Melbourne as well as Sydney and is a dominant terminal operator in the Australian container handling market.

The investment fund Citi Infrastructure Partners, L/P/ (CIP) recently entered into a strategic partnership with the Dubai-based global container terminal operator, taking a 75 percent stake in the DP World Australia group.

DP World will continue to retain a 25 percent stake in the Australian business and will manage the five container terminals under a long-term deal.

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