Caracas: Venezuelan port operator Bolivariana de Puertos (Bolipuertos) S.A has made an extensive equipment order from Cargotec’s Kalmar, indicative of a large expansion of operations at its Puerto Cabello and La Guaira areas.
The equipment, which will be delivered commencing May 2013, consists of 30 reachstackers, four empty container handlers, eight heavy forklifts, nine light forklifts, seven heavy terminal tractors, 41 medium tractors and one zero emission rubber-tyred gantry crane.
“We are delighted that Bolipuertos have again selected Kalmar as their preferred partner with such a large equipment order,” said vp and head of South America at Kalmar, Ingo Erhardt. “Kalmar's dedicated manufacturing centres around the globe are able to respond by fulfilling this extensive order within a short time scale. It also reflects the trusted relationship we have developed over the years through providing innovative technological solutions and excellent service. Last year, for example, we created a dedicated service team, based in Brazil, which can quickly respond to Bolipuertos' machine service needs across their various port and terminal locations."