Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Orders Terex Stacking Cranes
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received orders from Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Pte Ltd (BMCT), a wholly owned subsidiary of PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) to supply various types of Terex stacking cranes. The orders include eighteen Terex® rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) and four Terex® rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMG). The RTG order also includes an option on 18 additional units. The flexible, productive and environmentally friendly machines will be handed over in three batches of six units each of RTGs between September and November 2017 whilst the RMG cranes will be delivered to Mumbai in September 2017. The RMGs will be utilized in BMCT’s railyard, which can handle double stack container trains of up to 1.5 km long. BMCT will be the second Indian subsidiary of PSA to operate cranes from TPS. In 2015, four RTGs were put into operation by Bharat Kolkata Container Terminals Pte Ltd.
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Maurizio Altieri, Vice President Sales & Service TPS Asia, is delighted by the confidence that BMCT has shown in the machines from TPS: “BMCT will be a key player in one of the most dynamic Asian markets and is a subsidiary of a globally leading port operator. We are proud that from the end of 2017 a total of 26 cranes from TPS will contribute to PSA’s rapid growth in India. The fact that the customer opted for Terex RTG and RMG cranes confirms our diversified portfolio strategy.”
RTGs: variable speed engines reduce fuel consumption
The RTGs for BMCT are equipped with 16 wheels. They provide a maximum lifting capacity of 40 t under spreader and can stack standard containers 1-over-5 with a lifting height of 18.1 m and a hoisting speed of up to 46 m/min. With a span of 23.7 m, the cranes cover six container rows and a truck lane. The new cranes are equipped for on-board power generation with diesel generators, whereby the diesel engines work in the fuel-optimized speed range (variable speed engines), which helps reduce fuel consumption by around one third, depending on the site and operational conditions. Moreover, exhaust emissions in the terminal are reduced over the long-term.
RMG: double sided cantilevers for flexible stack management
The four RMG cranes will be supplied with power from the terminal’s mains and will not generate any local exhaust emissions. With a 37.6 m span the cranes cover six rail tracks. They offer a maximum lifting capacity of 65 t under spreader and can stack standard containers 1-over-3 with a lifting height of 12.5 m and a hoisting speed of up to 40 m/min. The machines are equipped with a trolley rotation function that provides crane operators with an excellent view of the containers, railway cars and the entire working area. Moreover, the double-sided cantilevers cover two truck lanes on either side of the cranes’ rails. Finally the cranes offer BMCT highly flexible container stack management and particularly good utilization of limited space.