Cargotec’s Kalmar Wins Largest Ever Crane Upgrade Contract
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded the contract to upgrade seven ship-to-shore cranes at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) in Malaysia.
With a value of $23 million, the order is the largest crane upgrade project to date globally for Kalmar. Site work is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2016.
The upgrade project involves increasing the safe working load of the seven ship-to-shore cranes, originally supplied by IMPSA, from 50 to 61 tons, modernizing the cranes’ control and electrical systems, as well as introducing a wide range of other safety and capability enhancements. PTP is part of the MMC Ports group, currently the eighth largest port operator in the world by container volume.
“Upgrading the handling capabilities and safety features of existing cranes is a cost-effective solution for forward-thinking terminals that are seeking to maximize their capability with existing equipment,” said Collin Swee, an account manager at Kalmar.
The project will be based in the crane upgrade competence center at Port Klang, Malaysia, which conduct crane upgrade projects throughout Asia Pacific for Kalmar’s customers.
Malaysia’s most advanced container terminal, PTP is located on the Straits of Malacca, the busiest shipping lane in the world, and has excellent road, rail and air connections. The terminal had an annual capacity of 9.1 million TEU in 2015. PTP is equipped with 57 super post-panamax cranes, and a substantial fleet of Kalmar equipment, including empty container handlers, terminal tractors and reachstackers, as well as the Navis terminal operating system.
Cargotec, a provider of cargo and load handling solutions, had sales in 2015 totaling $4.2 billion and employs almost 11,000 people.