Two Terex Ship-to-Shore Cranes (STS) for Tanzanian Terminal
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order to supply two Terex® ship-to-shore cranes (STS) to Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS), a member of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), a leading port investor, developer and operator. The double-box boom structure STS will be manufactured at TPS’ site in Xiamen, PR China, and the machines are due to be commissioned by the end of 2016.
New STS will help TICTS to increase handling rates further
TICTS, situated in the capital Dar es Salaam, is Tanzania’s largest container terminal. As TICTS is the major logistics gateway to Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, it must meet the challenge of constantly increasing handling rates. The two new STS cranes will help TICTS to enhance the productivity of its operations significantly. They offer a lifting capacity of 41 t under twin-lift spreader, an outreach of 42 m and are designed to load and unload container vessels with up to 15 rows. Being supplied with power from the terminal’s electricity supply, the low noise cranes will not generate any local exhaust emissions.
Order confirms HPH’s strong business relationship with TPS
With this order, Hong Kong-based HPH will further strengthen its business relationship with TPS. In the past few years, the subsidiary of the multinational CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison) has placed several orders for its terminals around the globe. In 2012, TPS supplied seven Terex rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) to the Balboa terminal of HPH’s subsidiary Panama Ports Company (PPC), followed in 2013 by four STS for PPC’s Cristobal site. In 2015, another four RTGs were delivered to HPH’s Saudi-Arabian branch International Port Service Co. Ltd (IPS) in Dammam, where two more of these machines will be brought into service in summer 2016.
HPH benefits from TPS’s holistic range of products and services
Maurizio Altieri, Managing Director of TPS Xiamen location, is pleased that TPS continues to extend its business relationship with one of the fastest growing terminal operators in the world: “In order to support the rapid development of its global business over the long term, HPH has now decided to rely on TPS again. Our cranes combine high productivity with economical total cost of ownership.”