Terex RTGs for Vietnamese port
By Laura Hatton30 July 2014
Vietnamese company Haiphong Port Holding Limited Liability Company (Haiphong Port) has ordered six rubber tyred E-RTG gantry cranes from Terex Port Solutions (TPS).
The cranes have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes under spreader, a hoisting height of 18 metres and a span of 23.47 m. They can stack 1-over-5 standard containers and cover six rows of containers and a truck lane, the manufacturer said. Power comes from an electricity supply so the cranes produce no exhaust emissions and have low noise emissions.
The order follows a previous agreement for 12 more RTGs to be delivered to the port, which is the second largest in Vietnam.
Phung Xuan Ha, Haiphong Port chairman, said, “Our port has developed into the main goods transport hub between Vietnam, Laos and China and is showing enormous growth rates.
“With regard to commissioning of the first cranes, we are in close contact with the TPS staff whose competence and co-operation we have come to know and value. In combination with the technological offering, this confirmed our decision to opt for TPS and encouraged us to take this option now in order to logically further extend the capacities of our terminals.”
Maurizio Altieri, Terex general manager at the TPS facility in Xiamen, said, “Vietnam is new territory for our rubber-tyred gantry cranes, and the fact that there will be 18 cranes in operation from 2015 shows enormous confidence in our technology.”
The RTGs are joining 12 more Terex RTGs at the port. The cranes are being manufactured at the TPS facility in Xiamen, China and will be in operation from 2015.