Kalmar to supply nine mobile cranes to DP World’s Puerto Lirquen

Kalmar says it has concluded a plan to supply DP World Lirquen terminal in Chile with a total of nine Kalmar mobile equipment.

According to a press release by Kalmar, the equipment to be supplied comprises two Kalmar G generation reachstackers, one Kalmar U generation reachstacker for handling laden containers and six Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors. The order for the equipment was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 Q3 order intake, with delivery scheduled to be staggered through Q4 of 2020.

Kalmar noted that DP World is one of its long-term Kalmar customers and it operates marine and inland terminals. DP World now serves cargo owners and shipping lines at five key gateways on the west coast of South America in Posorja, Ecuador, Callao, and Paita in Peru and San Antonio and Lirquen in Chile.

The Kalmar Gloria reachstacker has been designed in collaboration with operators, maintenance personnel, production and terminal managers from around the world. The machine includes a wide range of features to increase operator efficiency. The ergonomic EGO cabin provides 360-degree visibility with intuitive controls, as well as advanced diagnostics that make daily checks and fault resolution quicker and easier. The U generation Kalmar reachstacker has a Spirit Delta Cabin.

The units supplied to Lirquen terminal will incorporate a soft landing and noise dampening system to reduce the noise while handling containers. The safety features include the Pedestrian Detection System and a Fire Suppression System, which can automatically detect and extinguish vehicle fires in seconds, increasing the safety of personnel and equipment alike. 

The robust Kalmar Ottawa Terminal Tractors and Kalmar Gloria reachstackers offer all the required efficiency for 24-hour operation enabling the terminal operators to handle containers with safety, stability and precision, including standard ISO, reefers, tanks, specials and flat racks. 

All the three reachstackers and six terminal tractors will be fitted with the required hardware to enable them to be connected to Kalmar Insight – a performance management tool for cargo handling operations that turns data into actionable, impactful insights. 

Eduardo Prat, Vice President, Latin America at Kalmar, says: “Kalmar and DP World have developed an extremely productive relationship over the years, so we are delighted to be able to continue to support their operations with a complete range of solutions and services.

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