A total of 17 new Terminal Tractors were acquired, increasing the Terminal’s fleet by 33%
In the early hours of Wednesday morning (13), the company that manages the Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP) received the first 10 Terminal Tractors (TTs), acquired in August this year and which are part of the purchase of a total of 17 new vehicles for TCP. The trucks used to transport containers in the terminal yard are the KT2i 4×2 model, manufactured in Poland by Kalmar, and are the most modern available on the market.
The new trucks can carry up to 85 tons of cargo and have an autonomy of up to three days of uninterrupted operation. In addition, the TTs also have protection systems (ROPS and FOPS) that guarantee more safety for employees and have cabins with ample visibility, adjustable seats and pneumatic cushioning, providing more comfort for the driver.
The trucks were acquired with the aim of updating and expanding TCP’s fleet, offering more efficiency for the operations carried out. With the acquisition of the 17 new pieces of equipment, the Terminal now has 69 TTs, which means an increase of 33% in the fleet. The other seven pieces of equipment are due to arrive at TCP in December this year.
In October of this year, employees from TCP’s Maintenance department went to Poland to undergo training at Kalmar. The training covered various topics, including TCP’s customization of standard equipment, safety systems, as well as good operating and maintenance practices for the equipment. According to TCP’s Maintenance Manager, Fernando Reis, “the participation of our employees in the training reinforces TCP’s commitment to training our team and to everyone’s safety, especially the employees who will be in direct contact with the vehicles. In addition, even though the vehicles are manufactured in Poland, by training the Terminal’s employees, maintenance of the TTs can be carried out here in Brazil, optimizing time and resources.”
Improvements at TCP
The acquisition of the Terminal Tractors is part of TCP’s R$370 million investment package for 2023. In addition to the TTs, the improvements include the acquisition of 11 new RTGs and the expansion of the reefer park.
An in-house power substation was also built to support the energy expansion of the terminal, which is considered the largest frozen chicken meat export corridor in the world.