Millions of tonnes of goods are handled as dry bulk materials throughout the year all around the globe. Influenced by econom- ical and local market tendencies and rules, modern stevedores are choosing a flexible approach to terminal equipment in order to achieve maximum performance at the handling facility.

Stationary equipment offers high perfor- mance, but has one major disadvantage: it is stuck in one, place and is usually only able to handle single tasks. However, mobile equipment can be easily relocated and can often be used for more than one task.

The main advantage of portable equipment from Latvian company TTS is its flexibility which gives three main advantages to the owner.


  • it is not attached to one place, so can be
  • easily moved to another location within the operating area, or relocated to another city or even country;
  • it can be used for multiple purposes — for example, a mobile stacker can also serve as a shiploader, container or railcar loader; and
  • it can handle different types of materials.


Shown here is a TTS mobile stacker operating in a coal terminal, with five different scenarios for its use.

As long as TTS produces tailor-made products, these five options are not the only ones the company offers; TTS’s approach is not to offer standard models, but rather to develop advanced machines that are customized to the exact needs of the customer.