Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors to enhance efficiency and safety at SAAM’s terminals in Chile and Ecuador
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 17 JUNE 2020 AT 2 PM (EEST)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with SAAM S.A. (SAAM) to supply a total of 16 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for its terminals in Chile and Ecuador. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2020 Q2 order intake, with delivery scheduled to take place during Q4 of 2020.
With a network consisting of ten ports in six countries, the SAAM group is the fourth-largest port operator in South America and a partner to the world’s leading shipping companies. The company has operations in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica and the United States. Of the 16 new terminal tractors, five will be operated at SAAM’s Guayaquil terminal in Ecuador and 11 at its San Antonio Terminal Internacional in Chile, the country’s main port and one of the most important ports in South America.
The Kalmar Ottawa T2 Terminal Tractor sets the standard for world-class trailer handling solutions for port, intermodal and distribution customers. Available in DOT/EPA-certified and off-road configurations, the T2 is a purpose-built truck featuring an ergonomic cab design, fast fifth-wheel lifting and easy-access service points to speed up routine checks and servicing.
All 16 terminal tractors delivered to SAAM will include the Kalmar Insight performance management tool, which will provide the team at SAAM with access to real-time data such as running hours, fuel consumption, idle time, production time, distance travelled and other key operational indicators. This will allow them to track equipment performance and usage, manage maintenance activities and ultimately help them to improve their operations.
Orlando Faundez Rojas, Corporate Procurement Partner, Ports Division, SAAM: “We have chosen to continue with Kalmar terminal tractors when expanding our equipment fleet because we know they will deliver the operational efficiency and safety that we expect. Furthermore, our organisations share a common goal to deliver excellent customer service while respecting the environment and communities where we operate.”
Eduardo Prat, Vice President, Latin America, Kalmar: “We are very pleased to continue our strong relationship with SAAM and delighted that they have selected the proven Kalmar Ottawa T2 for their fleet expansion programme. SAAM has ambitious plans for the future, and we are looking forward to helping the company maintain its position as a leading provider of port terminal, towage and logistics services in the Americas.”
Further information for the press:
Eduardo Prat, Vice President, Latin America, Kalmar, tel. +34 609029500, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, email@example.com
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 movements 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. www.kalmarglobal.com
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,500 people. www.cargotec.com