Hydrostatic Terex Noell to El Salvador
By Alex Dahm23 February 2010
The Port of Acajutla, El Salvador, will be the first container terminal in Central America to get a Terex Noell straddle carrier model NSC 634 H with hydrostatic drive.
Port owner Comisión Ejecutiva Portuaria Autónoma (CEPA) expects the new carrier to give a 25 to 30% reduction in operating costs over previous units. Benefits include lower fuel consumption and less wear on parts, Terex said.
Diesel-mechanical machines have traditionally dominated the market at Central American terminals.
Terex acquired Noell Mobile Systems GmbH in 2009.
Pictured from left to right in front of the new Terex Noell NSC 634H straddle carrier at the CEPA terminal are: Rolando Magaña, Port of Acajutla service engineer; Catalina De Murcia, manager at Construmarket, Noell agent in El Salvador; Francisco Portillo, Port of Acajutla manager; Gerardo Guerra, Construmarket service director; David Polanco, CEPA operations manager; Michael Kuebler Noell project manager; and Eric Colditz Noell sales manager.