Katoen Natie

Katoen Natie expands its heavy fleet and acquires more machinery

The Cuenca del Plata Terminal (TCP) owned 80% by the Belgian company Katoen Natie, received new machinery this Wednesday to reinforce the equipment fleet.

This within the framework of the work progress in what will be the largest private investment in the history of the Port of Montevideo. These are seven Konecranes Straddle Carriers and three Empty Stackers, which were shipped from Antwerp, Belgium.

“These machines come to join our operations to increase the number of machines we are using.” Carlos Ramayón, manager of the Technical Department of TCP, argued.

As he explained, this year the bidding processes for gantry cranes and more equipment began. They also estimate that by mid-2022 they will be finalizing the purchase of between 30 and 40 more Straddle Carriers. “These machines are diesel electric, and with the latest technology,” said Ramayón.

On the other hand, the Terminal plans to acquire another 17 cranes, of which 9 are for the new dock that has not yet started construction and 8 for the current one, which will replace the ones they are currently using, reported Ramayón.

katoen Natie contributing to the environment

“The Strader Carriers that we are planning to buy may be hybrids, so we are going to stop using electric diesels. The energy of braking and lowering the container will be accumulated in accumulation banks and reused. This means that we lower fuel consumption and environmental pollution”, indicated the technical manager of Katoen Natie.


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