Kalmar will provide 30 of its Ottawa T2 terminal tractors to Tecon Santos container terminal facility in Brazil.
The terminal is situated at the largest port facility in Latin America, Port of Santos, and is operated by Santos Brasil Participações.
It expects to receive the new Kalmar Ottawa T2 tractors in the first quarter of next year as part of its fleet expansion programme.
Spanning across an area of 600,000m², Tecon Santos currently operates a fleet of various Kalmar solutions, including rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), empty container handlers and terminal tractors.
Santos Brasil director of operations Marlos Silva Tavares 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.
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“The new terminal tractors will be instrumental in helping us address this growth and ensuring our operations can continue to run smoothly and efficiently.”
Kalmar Ottawa T2 tractors are set to bring order, control and efficiency to Tecon Santos’ trailer handling operations.
The tractors are designed to perform faster fifth-wheel lifting to speed up trailer handling activities.
The machines are equipped with redesigned cabs for improved driver comfort and productivity, while they offer easy-access service points to accelerate routine checks and servicing.
Machines have a modular chassis design to handle heavy demands of terminal operations. They are lightweight to reduce fuel consumption and increase manoeuvrability.