San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI) has started to receive delivery of 19 Konecranes Liftace reachstackers and a Konecranes Liftace empty container handler at its operations in the Port of San Antonio in central Chile. The first delivery of six units arrived in July 2022, the second is due later in the year and the third in early 2023.
The STI terminal at the Port of San Antonio, the largest port in Chile, is one of the biggest in South America. The demanding work environment requires a large amount of reliable container handling equipment to ensure maximum efficiency.
When looking to update its forklift 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.”
Each of the 19 reachstackers 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 empty container handler is a Konecranes Liftace 6/7 ECC 9, a powerful, durable and safe yard tool that can lift up to 9 T.
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 fewer 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 and safety, and minimise downtime.
The new machines are also Smart Connected Lift Trucks equipped for TRUCONNECT Remote Monitoring.