One Terex Liftace 5-31 reach stacker and two Genie Z-45J RT boom lifts for Italian terminal
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) continues to broaden the scope of its successful business relations with Porto di Carrara S.p.A. (Porto di Carrara). After having purchased a diesel-electric Terex® Gottwald Model 7 mobile harbour crane in the G HMK 7608 variant earlier this year, Porto di Carrara began operating a Terex® Liftace™ 5-31 reach stacker and two Genie® Z™-45J RT diesel articulating boom lifts.
Business relations with TPS since 1985
The Liftace reach stacker handles project cargo, including outbound heavy industrial machinery. The boom lifts help Porto di Carrara to further accelerate a variety of maintenance tasks. Dr. Paolo Dello Iacono, Managing Director at Porto di Carrara: “Since the purchase of the first mobile harbour crane in 1985, we have gradually developed our business relations with TPS. As the productivity and reliability of machines from TPS have always impressed us, we have now opted for other technology from Terex.” Porto di Carrara is a leader in importing and exporting stone, steel products and project cargo and is currently linked to 85 ports on five continents. Dello Iacono: “Our handling volumes are constantly rising, and we are sure that the new reach stacker and boom lifts are the appropriate choice to face this challenge.”
Complementary offer of a leading group
“With the three new machines, our collaboration with Porto di Carrara has reached a new level,” says Giuseppe Di Lisa, Vice President Sales & Services EMEAR, TPS. Di Lisa continues: “We are proud to have this leading terminal operator as a customer for our new generation reach stacker and for other technology from Terex. Porto di Carrara’s choice of boom lifts from Genie proves the complementary nature of TPS products and confirms the role of TPS as a provider of system solutions.” Antonello Cozzolino, Genie Regional Sales Manager Italy & North Africa adds: “Our machines are designed for a multitude of environments and conditions, and we are pleased that two of them are now operating in one of Italy’s leading ports. This shows the huge potential of both our products and Terex Corporation in markets around the world and the possibility of expanding further into the maritime industry with the assistance of our team members from TPS.”
Versatile machines for rough conditions
The Genie Z-45J RT boom lifts offer a lift capacity of 227 kg and a working height of 16.05 m. They feature a standard 1.52 m boom for better positioning and smooth control as well as a 160° hydraulic rotation plus the boom. Equipped with a four-wheel drive, the eco-friendly diesel machines can be operated in rough conditions. Liftace™ reach stackers provide low fuel consumption and wear, easy access to all maintenance points and a cab with a particularly user-friendly design. The compact and highly maneuverable machines offer a maximum load capacity of 45 t, travel speeds up to 25 km/h and a maximum lifting speed of 0.45 m/s. Launched in spring 2015, they have generated significant demand in Europe and America, so far above all from container terminals. Di Lisa: “The machine for Porto di Carrara is equipped with a special frame for efficient and secure handling of project cargo. This underlines the versatility of our reach stackers.”