Algeria’s Port of Oran has ordered seven Kalmar E-One² 45 tonne Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes.
The 45 tonne diesel-electric E-Ones can lift six plus one wide containers with one over five high stacking. The contract also includes Kalmar SmartProfile, which uses lasers to prevent collisions, as well as SmartRail and SmartFleet which allows the terminal to manage the productivity of the equipment.
The units were sold through port procurement company Groupement D'Interêt Commun Des Entreprises Portuaires (GICEP), which coordinates the purchase of the equipment for the Algerian Public Ports, including container handling activities. The equipment will be delivered during the third quarter of 2017.
GICEP general director Saidi Mabrouk said: "We have been extremely satisfied with Kalmar that is recognised for their reliable equipment and automation solutions that put an emphasis on efficiency and optimisation of equipment productivity. Therefore it was only natural that Kalmar continues to strengthen our operations and support our ambitions to expand."
Kalmar vice president of intelligent crane solutions Timo Alho added: "We are happy to see our Kalmar E-One² RTGs with SmartPort to join the most recent order of 25 Kalmar forklift trucks acquired earlier this year by GICEP on behalf of the port companies. We will continue to work closely with GICEP and look forward to our solutions playing a productive part in the future success of the Port of Oran."