San Vicente Terminal Internacional (SVTI), Chile, reached a milestone in its modernization plan on February 16. Namely, the terminal welcomed two new, state-of-the-art STS gantry cranes, part of an investment of around US$ 20 million.
The cranes stand 80 meters tall, and have a lifting capacity of 100 tons at the cargo hook, along with a reach of 62 meters. This enables them to service vessels up to 50 meters in beam.
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The terminal will use this equipment to better support foreign trade in the region and south central Chile.
The cranes are a perfect complement for SVTI, which features a marginal dock that gives us competitive advantages and equipment that boosts productivity at the terminal. It also prepares us to receive cargo for the new projects currently being developed in the region and south central Chile
CEO of SVTI, Gonzalo Fuentes, highlighted.
For his part, the acting CEO of Emport, Arturo Morello, mentioned that the new cranes ‘will complement the terminal’s existing equipment, strengthening transfer services and giving foreign trade and cabotage a new opportunity at a port with comparative advantages due to its marginal docks in a sheltered bay’.