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Kalmar equipment steps up development at leading Chile port


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 expected in November 2015. 
As part of the plan to become one of the largest container terminals in Chile, PCE is building a new multipurpose terminal with a 15m 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 TEUs, 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., commented: "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. We have a commitment to becoming one of the largest ports in Chile and yet again Kalmar has provided the best equipment solutions in a short delivery time."
Alexandre Esse, Commercial Manager at Kalmar Brazil, said: "We are delighted to receive this repeat order from PCE as an endorsement of the superior quality products we build and the reliability of Kalmar as a supplier. The final commissioning and handover of our RTG cranes, manufactured at Rainbow-Cargotec Industries in China, were done in July on time and according to the original plan. Once again we are committed to delivering state-of-the-art machines which provide a level of productivity and efficiency that meets their needs in this critical next stage of expansion."
Further information for the press:
Alexander Esse, Commercial Manager, Kalmar Brazil, tel. +55 13 3308 2230
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096,
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container moves around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.4 billion in 2014 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under symbol CGCBV.


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