Kalmar, a part of Cargotec Corporation and a provider of lifting solutions, has announced an extension of its collaboration with leading terminal operator DP World.
As part of the agreement, a fleet of mobile equipment from Kalmar, consisting of 33 terminal tractors, three empty container handlers, three reachstackers and one forklift, will be delivered to a new port in Posorja, Ecuador.
The Posorja terminal, operated by DP World, is the first deep-water facility of its kind, and is currently undergoing a first phase of development.
Once this stage is complete, the terminal will feature a 480-metre berth and have an annual container capacity of 750,000 TEU.
The new machines from Kalmar, which are expected to ensure safe and efficient operations, will also be connected to Kalmar’s Insight performance management and optimization tool.
The solution aggregates operational business data from the equipment fleet, terminal operating system (TOS) and maintenance management systems, providing personnel a real-time view of the terminal’s productivity.
DP World's new terminal development in Posorja, Ecuador (Credit: Kalmar)
Jorge Velásquez, General Manager of DP World Posorja, made a statement: “We want to ensure safe and efficient operations from day one, and we firmly believe that working with Kalmar will help us to achieve this goal.
“DP World has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Kalmar over the years, so it was natural that we turned to them to help us put our plans into action at the Posorja terminal.”
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Marcelo Massa, Solution Sales Manager at Kalmar, also commented: “We are delighted that DP World Posorja has selected Kalmar equipment and services for their new terminal in Ecuador.
“I am confident that with this new fleet which has the latest technology, together with Kalmar Insight, DP World Posorja in Ecuador will be able to maximise the efficiency of their terminal and achieve a high level of productivity.”