Two Model 4 cranes for Brazil and a Model 6 crane each for Haiti and Sint Maarten
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has strengthened its market position in Latin America. In the past few months, terminal operators from Brazil, Haiti and Sint Maarten have purchased a total of four diesel-electric Terex® Gottwald® mobile harbour cranes – two Model 4 cranes in the G HMK 4406 B four-rope-grab variant and two Model 6 cranes in the G HMK 6507 two-rope-grab variant.
Model 4: flexible cargo handling in one of the largest port infrastructures in the world
The versatile Model 4 cranes, supplied with mechanical grabs and automatic single-lift spreaders primarily handle coal and load and unload containers in the Brazilian Port of Açu. In the port located to the north of Rio de Janeiro, the machines with a radius up to 46 m, a maximum lifting capacity of 100 t and a 40-t grab curve, are part of what is currently one of the largest and most advanced port infrastructures in the world. Since 2012, Açu has played a major role in fast growing Brazilian-Chinese maritime trade. Like all Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes in the four-rope-grab design, the cranes boast a high classification providing a long service life. The cranes also offer high handling rates enabling fast loading and unloading of ships.
Model 6: container and general cargo handling in two Caribbean ports
The two G HMK 6507 cranes are used in Sint Maarten and Haiti for container and general cargo handling and offer a radius up to 51 m, a maximum lifting capacity of 125 t and hoisting speeds up to 120 m/min. The crane for Sint Maarten will work together with two existing Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes in the port of the capital Philipsburg, a hub of maritime trade in the North-East Caribbean. Sint Maarten is an autonomous part of the Netherlands and geographically the southern part of a Caribbean island. The crane for Haiti is also intended for its capital. This crane will be used in the Port of Port-au-Prince, which was badly destroyed by the earthquake of 2010 and has since been systematically rebuilt. While the G HMK 6507 for Haiti was completely assembled in a North Sea port and is currently en route to its place of operation on a heavy load ship, the G HMK 6507 for Sint Maarten is being assembled on site.
Successful continuation of a long-term trend
With the four new cranes, TPS is continuing a long-term positive trend in Latin America. Holger Schauer, Regional Sales Manager Harbour Cranes TPS: “We have been on a consistent growth course in Brazil for around 15 years, but also increasingly in other countries in South and Central America. We are pleased to have been selected by another, very ambitious Brazilian customer and to be represented with two additional cranes in the Caribbean. This shows that our technology provides excellent solutions for the diverse requirements of customers in this region of the world.”