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SAAM boosts terminal tractor fleet

Wednesday, 24 June 2020 ( #980 ) - Las Condes, Chile
SAAM is adding Kalmar terminal tractors
SAAM is adding Kalmar terminal tractors
Kalmar has concluded an agreement with SAAM to supply 16 Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for its terminals in Chile and Ecuador. Delivery is scheduled to take place during Q4 of 2020. With a network consisting of 10 ports in six countries, the SAAM group is the fourth-largest port operator in South America and a partner to the world's leading shipping companies. The company has operations in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica and the United States. Of the 16 new terminal tractors, five will be operated at SAAM's Guayaquil terminal in Ecuador and 11 at San Antonio Terminal Internacional in Chile, the country's main port and one of the most important ports in South America. All 16 will include the Kalmar Insight performance management tool, which will provide the team at SAAM with access to real-time data such as running hours, fuel consumption, idle time, production time, distance travelled and other key operational indicators. This will allow them to track equipment performance and usage, manage maintenance activities and ultimately help them to improve their operations. Orlando Faundez Rojas, corporate procurement partner, ports division, SAAM, says: "We have chosen to continue with Kalmar terminal tractors when expanding our equipment fleet because we know they will deliver the operational efficiency and safety that we expect. Furthermore, our organisations share a common goal to deliver excellent customer service while respecting the environment and communities where we operate."