Terex Port Solutions (TPS), part of the Material Handling & Port Solutions business segment of Terex Corporation, continues to systematically strengthen its position in the Asia Pacific region with four new mobile harbour cranes. Two additionalTerex® GottwaldModel6mobile harbour cranes from the large crane family, ordered earlier in 2015, have been in use in the Port of Napier on New Zealand’s North Island since November. On 4 December 2015, Northport Ltd. (Northport) not only officially launched its container hardstand area, but also a Terex Gottwald Model 4 mobile harbour crane from the medium-sized crane family at Marsden Point, also situated on the North Island. Finally, the world’s first Terex QuaymateTM M50 mobile harbour crane from the small crane family of TPS, which has been developed with German and international engineering expertise and is manufactured in China, will be delivered to Australia at the start of 2016.
THREE NEW TEREX® GOTTWALD MOBILE HARBOUR CRANES ON NEW ZEALAND’S NORTH ISLAND
For the order from Northport,TPS worked with TLL, which has now become a distributor of TPS in New Zealand. The crane most recently delivered in the G HMK 4406 variant has a maximum lifting capacity of 100 tonnes, a working radius of up to 46m and maximum hoisting speeds of 120m/min, and now also enables Northport to load and unload container ships. Ross Easton, owner of TLL: “Northport is a major player in international maritime trade and previously specialized in handling predominantly forest and agricultural products. With the mobile harbour crane, the customer is now ideally equipped to handle containers and heavy general cargo.” Maurizio Altieri, Vice President Sales and Service Asia & ANZ Region and General Manager of the TPS facility in Xiamen,
PR China, added: “We are delighted that we were able to help a major terminal continue to strengthen its position in the dynamic New Zealand market. Northport is a new customer, whereas the relationship with Napier Port has already existed for many years. A total of eight machines, including the two most recent Model 6 cranes, have been delivered to Napier Port up to now.”
FIRST TEREX QUAYMATETM M50 MOBILE HARBOUR CRANE GOES TO AUSTRALIA
A first for Australia: At the beginning of 2016, the world’s first Terex QuaymateTM M50 mobile harbour crane will be shipped to Australia. As a distributor of TPS and a rental company for port technology products,Tehmar Group PTY Ltd (Tehmar) based in Perth, will include the machine in its rental fleet and lease it to customers in the region. Andrew Fox, owner of Tehmar: “With the QuaymateTM M50, we will be able to offer our customers a genuine compact mobile harbour crane that handles a variety of cargo considerably more productively than non-port equipment like e.g. crawler cranes.” Altieri adds: “The QuaymateTM M50 appeals to smaller sea and river ports in Asia and beyond and enables them to enter into professional cargo handling. 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 the order from Australia shows.”