Port equipment manufacturer Kalmar has signed an agreement with Béjaia Mediterranean Terminal (BMT SPA) for the order of one rubber-tyred gantry crane (RTG).
With an annual capacity of 300,000TEU, Bejaia Mediterranean Terminal is the only terminal in Algeria with ship-to-shore gantry cranes and a dedicated installation for refrigerated containers.
The new Kalmar RTG crane will join three other Kalmar RTG units delivered to BMT in 2011 and 2013. The terminal’s equipment fleet also includes Kalmar reachstackers and empty container handlers.
“We are confident that the advanced Kalmar RTG will bring us high return for our investment,” commented Ismail Abderrahim, CEO at Bejaia Mediterranean Terminal.
Cargotec, Kalmar’s mother company, booked the order in its second quarter order intake, with delivery taking place in the second quarter of 2021.
BMT SPA is operated by PORTEK International Pte Ltd, which has a joint venture with the Algerian Port Authority, Enterprise Portuaire de Bejaia.
Source: Container News