Kalmar in Massive Chilean Order


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Puerto Central S.A (PCE) in San Antonio, Chile for 24 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors and three Kalmar DCG160-12 forklift trucks.

The order was signed in June, 2015 with delivery due in November, 2015. 

This news follows a recent delivery of three hybrid shuttle carriers to the Port of Virginia, which were ordered from Kalmar in late 2014.

As part of the plan to become one of the largest container terminals in Chile, PCE is building a new multipurpose terminal with a 15 metre draft, allowing the port to handle Post-Panamax ships.

Phase 1 of the project, which will transform Puerto Central into a multipurpose terminal with a capacity of 1.3 million TEU, has already benefitted from the delivery of seven Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) in July, 2015. In addition, the terminal operates with eight Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors. 

Mauricio Argandona, Operations Manager of Puerto Central S.A., said: “Kalmar's new-generation terminal tractors and forklift trucks are highly reliable products that allow us to start the next phase of our project and ensure its success in the short and long run.”

Alexandre Esse, Commercial Manager at Kalmar Brazil, said: “The final commissioning and handover of our RTG cranes, manufactured at Rainbow-Cargotec Industries in China, were done in July, 2015 on time and according to the original plan.”

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