Cargotec wins major Venezuelan contract
Port Technology International, 26th October 2011
Bolivariana de Puertos order 54 units of Kalmar port equipment Cargotec has been awarded a contract to supply Venezuelan customer Bolivariana de Puertos, with 54 units of Kalmar port equipment. The order includes 24 Kalmar DRF 450-65 reach stackers, 4 Kalmar DRF100-54 reach stackers for empty container handling, 19 Kalmar Ottawa 4x2 terminal tractors, 3 Kalmar DCF80-45 masted empty container handlers and 4 Kalmar DCE160-12 lift trucks. All equipment will be delivered during year 2011. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order that has been booked in the third quarter of 2011. “We are very proud to be selected as a key supplier of equipment to Bolipuertos and to secure such a ground breaking order,” said Cargotec Sales Director, Emilio Martinez. “As the organization expands and standardizes its fleet it is extremely pleasing that the performance of existing Kalmar equipment and the support we have provided to date has resulted in this significant deal and the continuation of our excellent working partnership,” added Martinez. Headquartered in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, state-owned Bolipuertos operates a total of six ports, controlling the Ports of La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Guanta, Maracaibo, El Guamache and La Ceiba, Bolipuertos. The Bolipuertos portfolio of ports boasts yearly gross volumes of 1 million TEUs. Recently the Government of Venezuela signed a contract to build a Mega-Port in Puerto Cabello and to expand the Port of La Guaira. Puerto Cabello will handle 700,000 TEUs and La Guaira will handle 600,000 TEUs in addition to the rest of the ports. Staff Writer: Linton Nightingale.