Kalmar, a provider of smart port solutions, has agreed to supply six Gloria reachstackers to Chile-based Sitrans Servicios Integrados de Transportes Limitada (Sitrans), part of the Ultramar Group.
Three of the machines will be delivered to the company's container terminal in Valparaiso, while the other three are set to be received by its terminal in San Antonio, both of which are located on the Pacific coast in central Chile.
According to a statement, the new reachstackers form part of a fleet renewal programme, helping Sitrans to address growing demand and boost efficiency at their terminals.
The new equipment will join a large fleet of Kalmar machines at both facilities, which includes empty container handlers already operated by Sitrans.
The Kalmar G Generation reachstacker was designed in collaboration with operators, maintenance personnel and terminal managers from around the world, and comes with features such as an ergonomic EGO cabin with clear visibility and intuitive controls.
Also included with the reachstackers is an advanced diagnostics service, which allows the terminal to make daily checks and fault resolution quicker and easier.
In addition to this, the new machines are equipped with Kalmar’s Reverse Warning System, for improved safety, and Kalmar Insight, a management tool that provides a clear overview of fleet operations to improve transparency and minimise unplanned downtime.
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Luis Olivares Rosales, Jefe Nacional de Equipos at Sitrans, commented: “We are delighted to be able to continue our long and successful collaboration with Kalmar as we look to expand our fleet in response to growing demand at Valparaiso and San Antonio.
“We have been extremely satisfied with the quality and reliability of the Kalmar equipment in our existing fleet, and we are confident that Kalmar can provide us with the additional safety and efficiency enhancements we are looking for in these new machines.”
Marcelo Massa, Solutions Sales Manager at Kalmar, said: “Our equipment has formed the backbone of the Sitrans fleet for many years, reflecting the close partnership we have built together and the high level of trust they place in our machines.
“This new order is an excellent example of how we are able to tailor our solutions precisely to meet customer needs – in this case with a wide range of additional features to help increase safety at the terminal.”