Cargotec has completed the delivery of 12 Kalmar TT616i terminal tractors to one of the largest port terminals under Spanish jurisdiction, as part of a 14-machine order for new equipment.
Operaciones Portuarias Canarias, S.A. (OPCSA) - which operates the leading terminal at the Port of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - purchased the models during the first quarter of this year, replacing existing terminal tractor units. They are joined in the fleet by two further additions; a Kalmar DRF 450-60 reachstacker and a Kalmar DCE150-12 forklift truck. All units were delivered in July.
OPCSA has recognised that the unique and robust TT616i has been designed specifically for heavy-duty use in port and container terminals and selected the equipment based on a strong and longstanding relationship with Cargotec. The machines have already been put in service, and are used for transporting containers across the busy terminal.
OPCSA's terminal at Las Palmas is the sixth biggest terminal in Spain with cargo of over 715,000 TEU during 2011. It offers full service freight logistics with both Lo-Lo and Ro-Ro operations, providing a strategic link for traffic between Europe, Africa and South America, connecting directly with over 70 ports around the world. The majority of traffic is containerised goods, however, it does also handle general cargo. OPCSA boasts an extensive fleet of container handling equipment, including 19 existing Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry cranes.
The Kalmar TT616i model has a pulling capacity at 95 tonnes and a lifting capacity of up to 36 tonnes. It has been designed to meet the needs of modern terminals, combining excellent manoeuvrability with the highest operational efficiency. Fuel economy is impressive due to a high torque-to rpm-ratio, optimised axle ratios and the Kalmar EcoDrive system.
The TT616i is equipped with the latest CAN-BUS interface technology which saves time, enhances performance and reduces costs through the complete integration of the engine, transmission and the rest of the machine. In addition to EcoDrive as standard the tractor also has the option of Silent Drive to further reduce noise and emissions and minimise impact on the environment.