Terex Port Solutions (TPS) is making it easier for small maritime and river ports to â€œprofessionaliseâ€ their cargo handling with the launch of its mobile harbour crane, the Terex Quaymate M50.
Designed as an entry model for the smaller ports, it has an efficient diesel-electric drive with 50 tonnes maximum lifting capacity, 36m radius and 50m per minute hoisting speed.
The crane can be supplied with a cable reel and electric hook rotator for operation with automatic spreaders for container handling, or with motor grabs for bulk and scrap handling. For quays with infrastructures that require rail-mounted solutions with an individual portal, TPS will offer the new crane as a portal harbour crane under the designation QuaymateÂ P50.
Dr Mathias Dobner, vice president and deputy managing director, said: â€œThroughout the world new terminals are appearing and existing terminals are continuing to develop. This means that many operators are looking for their first harbour cranes or harbour cranes to replace non-port equipment, while others would like to add to their existing fleet.â€
It has been designed for light to medium-duty application, cost-effective working speeds and is suitable for â€œlimited investment budgetsâ€ and helps operators with continuous-shift loading and unloading of virtually all types of cargo on inland barges and coasters.
The companyâ€™s rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, in the E-RTG variant, were recently delivered to Vietnamâ€™s bustling Port of Haiphong. From the end of 2014, the 12 RTGs will be used at the port, which is positioning itself as a hub for Asian goods transport between Vietnam, Laos and China.
They will be powered with electricity form the terminalâ€™s electricity supply, where the power is supplied via a cable guided over a cable reel on the crane. The advantage of this is that the cranes do not generate any local exhaust emissions and have low noise emissions.
Each crane has a hosting height of 18m under the spreader, can stack containers one over five and have a span of 23.47m, allowing them to cover six rows of containers and a truck land. They can also transport 40 tonnes under the spreader.
Liebherr mobile harbour crane
Elsewhere, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing is to supply its LHM 420 mobile harbour crane for Australian-based Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS), to operate on berth three and four in the Port of Townsville, Queensland.
The crane, which is the third LHM crane for NSS, comes with double supporting pads and software to assist in meeting the quay limitations, along with Liebherrâ€™s Cycoptronic anti-sway system and a twinlift spreader.
It is also fitted to operate with the Rotabox system for dust-free high-value material handling.
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