Kalmar has concluded an agreement to supply Klabin, Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of packaging paper, with three Kalmar Zero Emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs).
The order, which also includes Kalmar SmartPort solutions, was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 second quarter order intake with delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2021.
Klabin is Brazil’s largest paper manufacturer and exporter and the country’s leading producer of papers and paperboard for packaging, industrial bags and corrugated board packaging. The company also manufactures hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp.
One crane will serve the rail yard and two will operate in the container terminal yard at Klabin’s new integrated pulp and paper production facility currently under construction in Ortigueira City, in the South Region of Brazil.
The RTGs will be equipped with the Kalmar SmartFleet remote monitoring solution to allow Klabin to manage, troubleshoot and analyse the status, productivity and maintenance needs of the equipment.
They will also include Kalmar SmartRail, an automated gantry steering solution that improves safety and operator performance by allowing the operator to concentrate fully on picking and placing containers.
The Kalmar Zero Emission RTG features a 100% electric power system that produces no emissions or engine noise at source, and completely eliminates the need for hydraulic oil. Its simplified design means it requires significantly less maintenance than a diesel-powered RTG, according to Kalmar, a subsidiary of Cargotec.
Sergio Morales, logistic project coordinator of Klabin, said, “The zero-emission cranes will bring a minimum operational cost and play a vital role in our effort to create a sustainable logistics process.”