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Puerto Coronel claims electric "first"

Puerto Coronel says it is the first port in Chile to adopt lithium-ion battery FLTs

Puerto Coronel has acquired three e50L FLTs, with a lift capacity of 5 tonnes, from German manufacturer Kion, through its Chilean sales and service partner Linde High Lift. Javier Anwandter, the port’s general manager [in the centre of the picture on the left] says there are plans to double the fleet to six by the end this year. It will also test battery-powered 7 tonners from Linde in due course.

The port aims to double the fleet to six e50L FLTS by the end of this year
The port aims to double the fleet to six e50L FLTS by the end of this year

The e-trucks will be used for various handling duties in the port, mainly consolidating wood and pulp paper shipments and loading them in containers.


Linde e50L FLTs are equipped with lithium-ion batteries and, in normal operating conditions, the charge lasts up to 8 hours, with recharging taking no more than 3-hours, which is much faster than lead-acid batteries.


They are rated at 5 tonnes @ 500mm load centre and travel speed is 18 kph with or without load.


Source: WorldCargo News

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