SAAM Group has ordered a further 26 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for its operations at San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI) in Chile.
The new terminal tractors will include the Kalmar Insight performance management tool, which will provide the team at STI with access to real-time data such as running hours, fuel consumption, idle time, production time and distance travelled.
STI’s existing fleet includes 25 Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors, 11 of which are Kalmar Ottawa T2 units with the same configuration delivered at the end of 2020.
Martin dos Santos, sales representative for Kalmar Latin America, said that the order showed a “reflection of their confidence” in the Finnish manufacturer’s equipment.
The Ottawa T2 terminal tractor is a purpose-built truck featuring fast fifth-wheel lifting and easy-access service points to speed up routine checks and servicing
SAAM Group, which is the fourth largest port operator in South America, has a network consisting of ten ports in six countries.
In Chile, it is the market leader, with six ports including STI, which is the country’s main port and one of the most important ports in South America.
The company also has operations in Mexico, the United States, Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica.