Morocco terminal expands Kalmar crane fleet
Date 31 October 2018
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to deliver two rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to EUROGATE, Europe’s leading shipping line-independent container terminal operator, for use in their Tanger S.A. terminal in Morocco. The delivery is scheduled to take place during Q3 of 2019.
The EUROGATE Tanger container terminal is conviently located on the Strait of Gibraltar in Morocco, making it the ideal transhipment hub for the western Mediterranean, Africa and South America. With a quay length of 812m, a terminal area of 400,000m2 and a water depth of up to 18m, the facility is well-equipped to handle the new generation of container ships. All RTGs currently operating at the terminal have been supplied by Kalmar.
The cranes delivered to EUROGATE Tanger will be 7+1 rows wide and 1-over-5 high, with a lifiting capacity of 50 tons 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 Kalmar SmartFleet – a process automation solution that improves operational transparency and reduces downtime through remote equipment monitoring and reporting.