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Kalmar supplies eco-efficient cranes and mobile port equipment to support APRIL’s operational efficiency in Indonesia

Kalmar Rubber-Tyred Gantry Crane
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Kalmar Rubber-Tyred Gantry Crane

IMAGE SOURCE: Cargotec Corporation; Kalmar

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded a deal with PT. Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT. RAPP), the operating arm of leading pulp and paper producer APRIL Group, to supply two new-generation Kalmar Zero Emission Rubber-Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs), two Kalmar Essential Empty Container Handlers and a Kalmar Essential Reachstacker for its container terminal at the Port of Buatan in Indonesia. The order was booked in Cargotec's Q3 2021 order intake with delivery scheduled to be completed in Q3 2022.


APRIL operates a pulp and paper mill in Riau Province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The company’s mill has an annual production capacity of 2.8 million tonnes of pulp and 1.15 million tonnes of paper. APRIL Group has invested significantly in infrastructure to take its products to market, including new facilities at its container terminal in the Port of Buatan. The two new Kalmar Zero Emission RTGs will join four Kalmar SmartPower RTGs delivered in 2018 and 2019. The customer’s fleet also includes Kalmar terminal tractors, empty container handlers and reachstackers. 

The Kalmar Zero Emission RTG features a 100-percent electric power system that produces no emissions or engine noise at source, and completely eliminates the need for hydraulic oil. Its simplified design means it requires significantly less maintenance than a diesel-powered RTG.

Kalmar Essential Range reachstackers and empty container handlers feature easily accessible service points to make maintenance quicker and easier, the ergonomically designed Essential cabin that makes driving more comfortable, and a range of standard features to increase the safety of customer operations. 

Refnil Dodi, Logistic Operation Manager, PT. RAPP: “We have worked with Kalmar since 2018. The company’s fuel-efficient SmartPower cranes have helped us to achieve significant efficiencies in managing our fuel costs and emissions, improving productivity and increasing safety as well as simplifying our maintenance processes. Furthermore, we have been very satisfied with the support we have received from Kalmar’s local and regional teams.” 

Daniel Ho, Vice President, Sales, Kalmar Asia-Pacific: “Our collaboration with RAPP has gone from strength to strength, and we are pleased that they have chosen to expand their fleet with our all-electric cranes and Essential mobile equipment. Kalmar Zero-Emission RTGs are ideal for businesses that want to significantly reduce their carbon footprint, and our new generation cranes offer an intelligent, optimised solution with a stronger, modular, lighter and simpler design, making them even more eco-efficient, cost effective and easier to maintain.

Source: Cargotec Corporation; Kalmar