Cargotec to supply port equipment to Venezuelan ports

30 October 2011 (Last Updated October 30th, 2011 18:30)

Cargotec has won an order from Bolivariana de Puertos of Venezuela to supply 54 Kalmar port equipment for an undisclosed sum.

Cargotec has won an order from Bolivariana de Puertos of Venezuela to supply port equipment for an undisclosed sum.

According to the deal, Cargotec will supply 24 Kalmar DRF 450-65 and four DRF100-54 reach-stackers, 19 Kalmar Ottawa 4×2 terminal tractors, three Kalmar DCF80-45 masted empty container handlers and four Kalmar DCE160-12 lift trucks.

The equipment is expected to be delivered before the end of 2011.

The state-owned Bolivariana de Puertos operates six ports with an annual cargo traffic of around 1Mteu.

Bolipuertos is currently operating a fleet of over 100 reach-stackers and other associated equipment, including a large number of Kalmar models.

The Government of Venezuela has recently signed a contract to build a mega-port in Puerto Cabello, which will handle 700,000teu, and to expand the Port of La Guaira, which will handle 600,000teu.