World’s first Terex Quaymate M50 mobile harbour crane ordered
The world’s first Terex Quaymate M50 mobile harbour crane will be shipped to Australia at the beginning of 2016.
The machine has been ordered by Perth-based equipment rental company Tehmar, which will lease it out to customers in the region.
Tehmar’s owner Andrew Fox said: “With the Quaymate M50, we will be able to offer our customers a genuine compact mobile harbour crane, which handles a variety of cargo considerably more productively than non-port equipment like, for example, crawler cranes.”
Maurizio Altieri, the manager of the Terex Port Solutions facility in Xiamen, China, where the crane was made, said: “The Quaymate M50 appeals to smaller sea and river ports in Asia and beyond and enables them to enter into professional cargo handling.”
He continued: “The concept of making proven Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane technology also available to terminal operators with limited budgets is interesting for other markets, too, as this order shows.”
The Quaymate is marketed at small ports aiming to “professionalise” their cargo handling by replacing non-port equipment with mobile harbour cranes.
According to a TPS statement, non-port cranes “cannot, or cannot adequately, cope with the harsh conditions found in ports”.