Six additional Rubber-Tyred Terex Gantry Cranes for Vietnamese Port
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has won the contract to supply an additional six rubber-tyred gantry cranes in the E-RTG variant to the Vietnamese company Haiphong Port Holding Limited Liability Company (Haiphong Port). They will be in operation from mid-2015 in Haiphong, where twelve identical cranes ordered from TPS in September 2013 will begin operating at the end of 2014. All 18 cranes are being manufactured at the TPS facility in Xiamen, PR China.
Positive cooperation with TPS team key factor in fast follow-up order
With the placement of this second order, Haiphong Port is responding to the rapid development of the second largest port in Vietnam, located 100 kilometers east of the capital Hanoi, as Phung Xuan Ha, Chairman of Haiphong Port, explains: “Our port has developed into the main goods transport hub between Vietnam, Laos and China and is showing enormous growth rates.”
The decision to order six further gantry cranes before the initial cranes were installed was based on the positive cooperation with the TPS team over the past few months, Phung Xuan Ha continues: “With regard to commissioning of the first cranes, we are in close contact with the TPS staff whose competence and cooperation 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.”
Trust in TPS makes successful market entry possible
Maurizio Altieri, General Manager of the TPS facility in Xiamen, is delighted with the successful entry into the new market: “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 cranes for Haiphong have a lifting capacity of 40 t under spreader. With a hoisting height of
18 m they can stack 1-over-5 standard containers and, due to a span of 23.47 m, can cover six rows of containers and a truck lane. The cranes, which are supplied with power from the terminal’s electricity supply, do not generate any local exhaust emissions and have low noise emissions.
The power is supplied via a cable guided over a cable reel on the crane.