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Kalmar To Upgrade Eurogate Tanger Med Cranes To Handle Mega-sized Container Ships

Kalmar to upgrade Eurogate Tanger Med cranes to handle mega-sized container ships

Kalmar To Upgrade Eurogate Tanger Med Cranes To Handle Mega-sized Container ShipsSource: PortSEurope

Tanger Med, Morocco (PortSEurope) August 27, 2019 – Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement with EUROGATE Tanger SA in Morocco to upgrade the capabilities of four ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, with the project is scheduled to commence in Q1 of 2020 and be completed in Q2 2021.

The upgrade will enable the terminal to serve mega-sized container vessels.

The EUROGATE Tanger (EGT) container terminal is located on the Strait of Gibraltar in Morocco, making it the ideal transhipment hub for the western Mediterranean, Africa, as well as North and South America.

Kalmar will be responsible for the planning, engineering and execution of the entire project, which involves heightening the four STS cranes by 11 metres and extending the booms by six metres.

Andrea Cervia, CEO, EUROGATE Tanger said, “With this investment, which is the biggest since the commencement of operations in 2008, EGT will be ready from the second half of next year to accommodate the latest generation Ultra Large Container Ships with a capacity of 23,000 TEUs working up to 25 rows across. In this way we are looking to the future, because we intend to confirm and extend our role as the transshipment-hub of choice in the Mediterranean, enabling us to continue to offer a top-level service to our customers. We decided to partner with Kalmar once again because of the proven track record and technical expertise of their dedicated crane upgrades team.”

Eduardo Prat, Vice President, Sales, Kalmar Automation Solutions added, “EUROGATE Tanger has been an important partner of ours for many years so we are delighted to be able to help them future-proof their operations ready for handling the next generation of mega-size vessels. Our track record and expertise in these kinds of crane upgrade projects is exemplary, and we are the only provider capable of completing the work in such a short timescale.”

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry.

Source: Kalmar

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