Kalmar has concluded a deal with Portonave S/A – Terminais Portuários de Navegantes (Portonave) to supply a Kalmar Eco Reachstacker, the first of its kind to be delivered to a customer in Latin America.
Globally, Kalmar has delivered 400 Eco reachstackers to date. This latest order, which also includes training for maintenance technicians and equipment operators as well as technical inspection and monitoring services, was booked in Cargotec’s 2021 Q4 intake, with delivery scheduled for Q2 2022.
Located in the city of Navegantes in southern Brazil, Portonave is internationally recognised for its quality services and high productivity.
The company employs more than 1,100 people and is committed to excellence and the promotion of sustainable development. The equipment fleet at Portonave includes Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors and Kalmar empty container handlers.
The Kalmar Eco Reachstacker uses a much smaller engine than traditional reachstacker solutions, meaning it can reduce fuel consumption and emissions without compromising productivity.
It also offers an improved overall driving experience with smoother acceleration and less cabin noise. This makes it an excellent fit with Portonave’s strategic business objectives. The unit delivered to Portonave will have a lifting capacity of 45 tonnes and 1-over-6 high stacking capability.
Marcelo Anacleto Diniz, Maintenance Manager, Portonave, said, “We are committed to sustainable development and are continuously seeking new ways to help protect the environment, and it is important that our new equipment acquisitions are aligned with these goals. The new Kalmar Eco Reachstacker will play an important role in improving our environmental and operational performance.”
Bruno Oliveira, Sales Manager, Kalmar Brazil, commented, “We have developed a solid and mutually beneficial working relationship with Portonave, who appreciate our equipment solutions for their robustness and reliability.
“Their confidence in the ability of our solutions to deliver in the long term has been strengthened by the excellent work of our local after-sales team in Brazil. We look forward to continuing to support their efforts to enhance the sustainability and productivity of their operations.”