DCT Gdansk now serving some of the industry’s largest vessels recently awarded Cargotec a contract to supply two Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The new order will help the customer satisfy demands to increase its handling capability. The machines will be delivered during the first quarter 2010. This order was booked in the fourth quarter 2009 order intake.
The 7+1 wide and 1-over-5 high RTGs with a maximum lifting capacity of 40 tonnes will come equipped with Kalmar Smartrail®, an autosteering and container position verification system. Additional performance-enhancing technology such as an electrical anti-sway system, have also been requested by DCT Gdansk. Furthermore, the Kalmar E-One2 is the latest RTG model and meets the latest safety and environmental demands whilst remaining productive and cost-effective.
Viewed as a monumental step in the development of DCT Gdansk as a world-class port, the facility has been added to a major shipping line service starting already early this month. The weekly service will see 8000 TEU vessels calling at DCT Gdansk, which will become Poland’s largest container terminal as a result.
Boris Wenzel, the CEO of DCT Gdansk, is confident that by welcoming the first-ever post-Panamax ships to Poland, DCT will offer a viable alternative to traditional Northern European hubs and become the preferred gateway to Central & Eastern Europe and Russia.
"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."