American River Transportation Company (ARTCO), a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company, has added two diesel-electric Terex Gottwald Model 8 floating cranes from Terex Port Solutions (TPS).
The G HPK 8400 B four rope grab variant models will be used for bulk handling in the USA. The cranes lifts 100 tonnes and have a weighing system to record bulk quantity in the grab during a handling cycle.
Jason Porter, ARTCO director of Gulf operations, said, “ARTCO is part of ADM’s global logistics network that includes 2,500 barges, more than 27,000 railcars, 600 trucks, 1,300 trailers and more than 50 oceangoing vessels. Our customers on the Mississippi can depend on that network – and our expertise – to move their goods around the world efficiently.
“These two new floating cranes, with their high handling rates and excellent reliability, will help us enhance our ability to serve our customers. We are pleased to be working again with Terex, a world leader that understands and delivers on our exacting requirements.”
Joe Krider, TPS vice president Supra Region Americas, said: “This repeated ARTCO’s decision to purchase additional TPS cranes is a vote of confidence in our mobile harbour crane technology on barges. The order from ARTCO also illustrates once again the success story of Terex Gottwald floating cranes on the Mississippi, whose number will soon increase to a total of 21 machines.”
The cranes are due for delivery in August and September 2015.