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Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors to boost growth at Tecon Santos container terminal in Brazil

  11.12.2018    

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has secured an order to supply a total of 30 Kalmar Ottawa T2 Terminal Tractors to the Tecon Santos container terminal in Brazil, operated by Santos Brasil Participações S.A. The order was booked in Cargotec's third quarter 2018 order intake, with delivery of the machines scheduled to take place through the first quarter of 2019.
Tecon Santos is located in the largest port in Latin America and is one of Brazil's leading logistic company and biggest container terminal. The terminal covers an area of almost 600,000 m2, including 12,000 m2 of warehousing space, and has an annual handling capacity of 2,000,000 TEU. Kalmar equipment forms the backbone of the Tecon Santos fleet, which includes Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), empty container handlers and terminal tractors. The new Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors form part of the terminal's fleet expansion programme, initiated to address the significant growth in demand seen in the past year.
The Kalmar Ottawa T2 is designed to bring order, control and efficiency to trailer handling operations. It combines power, functionality and performance with excellent ergonomics and easy maintenance. Key features include faster fifth-wheel lifting to speed up trailer handling, a completely redesigned cab for improved driver comfort and productivity, and easy-access service points to speed up routine checks and servicing. Furthermore, its modular chassis is built to cope with the heavy demands of terminal operations yet is lightweight enough to reduce fuel consumption and increase manoeuvrability.
Marlos Silva Tavares, Diretor de Operações da Santos Brasil, Tecon Santos, said: "Since Kalmar equipment already makes up such a large proportion of our existing fleet, it was natural that we turned to them once again to support us with our extensive fleet expansion programme. We have seen demand rise sharply during 2018, handling 2.9% more containers in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2017. The new terminal tractors will be instrumental in helping us address this growth and ensuring our operations can continue to run smoothly and efficiently."
Marcelo Massa, Solution Sales Manager, Kalmar, said: "The Kalmar Ottawa T2 is highly appreciated by customers all around the world for its ability to ensure safe and efficient trailer spotting in terminal environments. We are delighted to be able to continue our long and successful partnership with Tecon Santos with this latest order, which demonstrates the high regard in which they hold the technical capabilities and reliability of our machines."



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