Chile’s largest port receives 20 Konecranes trucks

14th November 2022

Logistics BusinessChile’s largest port receives 20 Konecranes trucks

San Antonio Terminal Internacional S.A. (STI) has started to receive delivery of 19 Konecranes Liftace reach stackers and one Konecranes Liftace empty container handler at its operations in the Port of San Antonio in central Chile. The first delivery of six units already arrived in July 2022, the second is due later in the year and the third in early 2023.

SAAM Puertos S.A. is a Chilean multinational company that provides foreign trade services in port terminals, towage and logistics throughout the Americas. Stevedoring Service of America (SSA) Marine is an American multinational that provides terminal, cargo and related services. The two companies jointly own and operate the STI terminal at the Port of San Antonio, the largest port in Chile, and one of the biggest in South America. This demanding work environment requires a large amount of reliable container handling equipment to ensure maximum efficiency. When looking to update their lift truck fleet, STI selected Konecranes, with the support of local dealer TREX, through a rigorous tender process that found the best equipment and services to meet their requirements.

“We continue to make progress in our development plans to increase our efficiency, improve the safety of our workers and have more environmentally friendly machines,” says Rodrigo Galleguillos, General Manager for STI. “In this way, the future of Chile’s main port terminal will be based on long-term sustainability.”

“STI was very precise in what they wanted from their new equipment: quality, durable lift trucks equipped with the latest technology, designed for the highest levels of safety and productivity,” says David Olguín Tobar, Product Manager for TREX. “The Konecranes solution could provide it all. And we back that up with our own attentive local service and long-term after sales care.”

“This is a milestone for us and for the market,” says Andrés Ramirez, Regional Sales Development Manager, Lift Trucks, Konecranes. “In close cooperation with TREX, we’ve worked together with STI to create a ‘true partnership’ concept that will ensure that our machines continue to provide outstanding performance throughout the whole of their life cycle.”

Each of the 19 reach stackers is a Konecranes Liftace 4532 TCE 5. A strong, box-type chassis and a wide drive axle with a long wheelbase provide high stability, safe handling and long-lasting performance. The longitudinal moveable cabin offers drivers comfort, flexibility and ease of access. In compliance with SOLAS, the Konecranes static weighing system provides a Verified Gross Mass for all laden containers. The empty container handler is a Konecranes Liftace 6/7 ECC 9, a powerful, durable and safe yard tool that can lift up to 9 tonnes.

All 20 of the lift trucks are fitted with an HLL (Hydraulic Long-Life) filter system that extends the oil change interval up to a possible 12,000 hours due to its exceptionally fine filtration. With less oil changes, STI can save costs, and there is more uptime as well as less waste oil. An AR (Augmented Reality) 3D sensor and 2D camera with onscreen alerts give wider visibility around the entire truck. Many other features on both trucks enhance performance, safety and minimise downtime.

These reach stackers and the empty container handler are also Smart Connected Lift Trucks. TRUCONNECT Remote Monitoring follows each truck’s performance through information such as operations and usage data, fleet optimisation and the verified container mass measured by the reach stackers. TRUCONNECT Premium adds tire pressure and shock monitoring to the basic analytics. STI can easily access all their fleet information in one convenient location online through the customer portal.