Terex Port Solutions to deliver G HMK 7608 to Roberto Bucci S.p.A.’s Terminal in Naples
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) concluded the year 2014 with a high order intake for various diesel-electric Terex® Gottwald mobile harbour crane models. In December, TPS was awarded several contracts from existing and new customers. One of the customers was Italian freight forwarder Roberto Bucci S.p.A. (Bucci), who ordered a Model 7 mobile harbour crane in the G HMK 7608 variant for its Flavio Gioia Terminal in Naples.
Further orders came from port operators in Haiti, Chile, UAE, Finland, Belgium and Indonesia. The crane for Bucci will begin commercial operation in spring 2015 and will be part of an overall fleet of five Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes in the Flavio Gioia Terminal. The new machine with its maximum radius of 54 m and lifting speed up to 100 m/min will help Bucci to further extend its operational flexibility and to enter new market segments. It will load and unload container ships and handle a range of general cargo. The crane’s powerful capacity curve with a maximum lifting capacity of 150 t will also allow Bucci to handle special heavy project cargo.
Mobile harbour crane helps Bucci to enhance flexibility and market position
Thanks to a high tower with a boom pivot point of 23.2 m and a crane operator eye level of 29.3 m, Bucci’s new crane will be able to load and unload container ships with up to five containers stacked on deck, explains Rosario Tripicchio, General Manager at Flavio Gioia Terminal. Continuing, he adds: “The G HMK 7608 will also help us to face the challenge of the rising demand for project cargo handling required from companies from Naples and beyond. The acquisition of the crane is thus an important strategic step for us and will sustainably strengthen our position in the Mediterranean Sea.” Bucci has operated the terminal since 1994 and has relied on Terex Gottwald cranes right from the start. Tripicchio states: “Both the high productivity and reliability of the four existing machines and the competent and efficient support of TPS’s service team have always impressed us. This is why we opted again for TPS.” A comprehensive service and spare parts package is also included in the recent order.
Growing with customers: bigger fleet, higher performance
“The new crane for Bucci is an example of how customers can continue to develop their infrastructure and business with the help of TPS mobile harbour crane technology”, says Gino Gherri, Regional Director Sales & Services, Terex Port Solutions. He affirms: “We are happy to continue accompanying the growth of this important Italian customer. For almost two decades now Bucci has gradually enhanced its fleet’s size and performance and is currently operating four cranes: one HMK 170 E, two HMK 280 E and one HMK 300 E Terex Gottwald Generation 4 crane.” Gherri continues: “With the G HMK 7608, Bucci now opted for the first time for a Generation 5 crane. This also underlines the growing importance of cost efficiency and eco-friendliness. The new crane offers the customer lower specific fuel consumption and emissions.” One example of eco-friendliness: the crane has already been prepared for operation from an external power supply source. This allows Bucci to upgrade the machine with equipment for use of power from the terminals mains at a later stage.
High demand for Terex Gottwald cranes has continued in January 2015
Klaus Peter Hoffmann, Vice President & Managing Director TPS, is pleased with the recent increase in demand for Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes: “We are proud of the trust that our clients place in our renowned technology. After a profound reorganization process, we have again succeeded in gaining the interest of leading terminal operators around the globe.” Hoffmann adds: “The success TPS achieved in December 2014 is attributable to the customer-oriented market approach TPS has actively pursued for almost six decades.”