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Kalmar to help Rio Estiba reduce the environmental impact of their operations in Uruguay

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 | 20:00

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will supply seven terminal tractors and six forklifts, including two fully electric machines, to the Rio Estiba terminal in Nueva Palmira, Uruguay. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled to take place in Q2 of 2019.

Rio Estiba provides port logistics services, including loading and unloading of cargo, coordination of intra-port operations, in-terminal transport, and administration and cargo handling in port warehouses. The company primarily handles cellulose products at the Nueva Palmira terminal in Uruguay. The new units will be used to expand Rio Estiba’s existing fleet of Kalmar terminal tractors and forklifts.

The Kalmar Ottawa Terminal Tractor with a 4×2 driveline offers excellent durability and operator comfort, easy maintenance, and boasts the latest-generation engines. Four of the six new forklifts ordered by Rio Estiba are diesel-powered machines with a lifting capacity of 15 tons. These machines combine low fuel consumption and superior lifting performance with easy maintenance and excellent reliability. The remaining two machines are fully electric Kalmar forklift trucks, which are based on the proven G-Generation platform and are completely emission free.

Juan Frizzi, General Manager, Rio Estiba: “We have developed an excellent relationship with Kalmar over many years, and value their equipment for its reliability and innovative technologies. The new electric forklifts, in particular, will be important in helping us to reduce the environmental impact of our operations and improve workplace well-being.”

Marcelo Massa, Solution Sales Manager, Kalmar: “Rio Estiba are a long-standing customer of Kalmar and we are pleased to be able to further strengthen our cooperation and support them with the expansion of their equipment fleet. We’re also proud to be able to say that the Kalmar electric forklifts supplied to Rio Estiba will be the first of their kind in Latin America.”
Source: Kalmar

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