Terminales Rio de la Plata in Buenos Aires has placed an order for the extension of booms on two quay cranes from Kalmar, part of Cargotec.
TRP, majority owned and managed by DP World, requested that the reach capacity of the cranes be extended from 45 meters (about 147.6 feet) to 167.3 feet, in anticipation of receiving larger container vessels.
Cargotec said the project was booked in its first quarter order intake. The Kalmar engineering team has begun detailing plans to achieve the commissioning of the two ZPMC cranes before the end of the year.
“With the increasing worldwide movement of containers, port operators are now expecting bigger vessels, some with capacities of up to 18,000 TEU,” said Marcelo Massa, managing director of Kalmar Argentina, in a written statement. “This puts significant pressure on existing equipment to handle the increased throughput and it's particularly important with quay cranes, where the critical challenge is to maintain optimum productivity.”