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ITI receives new mobile crane to support operations


The Concessionaire acquired a second mobile crane, which will be added to port operations in the coming months.

With an investment of over US$ 6 million, Iquique Terminal Internacional (ITI), operated by SAAM Terminals, received a new mobile crane, bringing the total number of cranes in the terminal to five.

The Liebherr LHM 600 crane structures, which took approximately eight months to build, were transferred from the BBC Maine ship to site 3 of the terminal under concession.  The crane can handle loads of up to 213 tons and has a reach of 66 meters.

ITI Operations Manager Henry Balboa remarked that the mobile crane will support the efforts and improve port terminal efficiency.  “We increased ITI’s operational capabilities to anticipate and have the necessary infrastructure for the new challenges we face.  Customers always want their shipments processed in the shortest possible time and with good port service.”

Mr. Balboa explained that the ITI investment plan is “betting on reinforcing operational continuity and maintaining sustained growth to meet the demands of domestic and international importers and exporters, thus contributing to the development of Tarapacá, Chile.”

The concessioned terminal acquired a second mobile crane, which is scheduled to arrive in Iquique near the end of 2023.