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Kalmar Hybrid RTG

Kalmar Hybrid Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane.


Please note: Kalmar will continue to provide Crane Automation and Crane related Services to existing and new customers, even though Automatic Stacking Cranes, Rail-Mounted Gantry Cranes, Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes and Ship-to-Shore Cranes are no longer part of the Kalmar’s equipment portfolio. 


Kalmar is focusing on offering industry shaping, eco-efficient cargo handling equipment including Straddle and Shuttle Carriers, Reachstackers, Forklift Trucks, Empty Container Handlers, Terminal Tractors, and lifecycle services for its customers worldwide.


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Technical information

Technical info Hybrid RTG specifications
Hoisting speed
26/52 m/min
Trolley speed
70 m/min
Gantry speed
130 m/min
Safe working load SWL
41 t

Reduce your RTG’s fuel consumption by over 60%.

The Kalmar Hybrid RTG’s regenerative system collects and stores energy from:

  • braking
  • container handling
  • gantry movements.


This highly fuel-efficient combination results in much lower fuel consumption than traditional powertrains.

The batteries supply the RTG’s primary power, and the diesel engine only operates when the batteries need to be recharged. This means typically up to 50% of the crane’s operating time. As this also reduces the overall engine running time, you will benefit from lower maintenance costs.

A Kalmar Hybrid Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane enables you to:

  • significantly cut your carbon emissions
  • reduce fuel consumption by up to 64%
  • reduce operating and maintenance costs in your terminal
  • improve occupational health and safety levels for your RTG crane operators
  • improve availability so you can maintain the highest levels of productivity when moving containers
  • extend your crane's lifespan as your new RTG crane will have a longer operational life and cost you less in the long run.


Why you should consider Kalmar Hybrid RTG cranes?

Kalmar Hybrid Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes are ideal for terminal or intermodal operations and for businesses that want to significantly reduce their carbon footprint.


  • Battery powered charged with small diesel engine
  • Regenerative energy storage system
  • Up to 60% reduction in carbon emissions
  • Optimised portal structure
  • From 4+1 to 10+1 wide
  • 1 over 3 to 1 over 6 high
  • New optional cabin with improved visibility and ergonomics
  • New optimised 16wheel bogie option
  • Shorter wheelbase with less than 12m total crane width
  • New Crane Management System with intuitive interface
  • New PLC and PLC control logic
  • New optional anti-sway system
  • Cloud connectivity as standard
  • Improved access for servability

Blazing the hybrid trail with Exolgan in Argentina

The Kalmar Hybrid RTGs at Exolgan Container Terminal in Buenos Aires – the first terminal in South America to adopt this eco-efficient technology – have more than lived up to their promises in terms of fuel savings, emission reductions and safety performance. Four hybrid units are already buzzing around the terminal, helping Exolgan to work safer, smarter and harder.

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Expanding employment opportunities with automated RTG operations in Belfast

Kalmar's AutoRTG technology has set Belfast Container Terminal (BCT) firmly on a path towards a more efficient and environmentally sustainable future. Although the system is built from the very best in advanced automation technology, there is a very human angle to every aspect of its operation – as there is in the decades-long relationship between Kalmar and BCT.

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Future-proofing automated RTG operations at Dublin Ferryport Terminals

The Kalmar AutoRTG system is the dynamic, efficient heart of the container terminal operations at Dublin Ferryport Terminals (DFT). DFT recently decided to extend its cooperation with Kalmar with the addition of two new automated cranes that will further enhance the safety and efficiency of DFT’s operations.

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Saigon Newport Company, Vietnam

Saigon Newport Company, Vietnam’s largest container terminal operator, relies on Kalmar Zero Emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to provide the capacity and environmental performance it needs.

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