Kalmar Cranes contract in Thailand

On 4 October Kalmar, part of Cargotec, signed a contract with BMT Pacific Limited for an order of four Kalmar SmartPower Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) Cranes. The new Kalmar machines will serve BMT Pacific’s solely owned river terminal in Chao Phraya River, located at the most important waterway in Central Thailand. The order will boost the inland waterways capability of BMT Pacific. The delivery is scheduled for third quarter of 2018.

BMT Pacific offers an integrated terminal and logistics services in Thailand. Kalmar first established its footprint in Thailand in the 1980’s, and during the past two decades has provided outstanding local service and strategic support to the customers in partnership with the local Kalmar dealer SCP Mechanical.

“The deal is another example of the seamless cooperation between BMT Pacific and Kalmar, which is further accelerating our competitiveness in the industry. Kalmar has supported our development with exceptional services throughout the years, and that gives us complete confidence to focus on our business growth,” says Rangsant Tonchanachai, General Manager, BMT Pacific.

“This order confirms BMT Pacific’s commitment to further enhance our long term and mutually beneficial cooperation. We’re happy to continue supporting them in their path towards sustainable growth,” says Teo Yew Boon, Vice President of Kalmar South and Southeast Asia.

The Kalmar SmartPower RTG crane offers an environmentally sustainable solution to customers through its fuel-saving capability and fully electric design. The Kalmar SmartPower RTG uses up to 10 litres less fuel per hour than most of the diesel RTGs on the market, thanks to its significantly smaller diesel engine and intelligent power management system. The refined design requires fewer components and results in higher efficiency with less failure, less downtime, low dead weight and less maintenance.

The cranes will be 6+1 rows wide, 1-over-5 high, and equipped with 8 wheels. They will feature variable speed diesel engines as well as Bromma’s light-weight YSX40E all-electric crane spreaders. The lifting capacity under the spreader will be 40 tons.

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec’s sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and employs over 11,000 people. Cargotec is a leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions with the goal of becoming the leader in intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec’s business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor offer products and services that ensure our customers a continuous, reliable and sustainable performance.

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