South Korean-based logistics provider CJ Korea Express has ordered two Terex Quaymate M50 mobile harbour cranes to be commissioned in August 2016 in the terminals of Ulsan on the East Sea and Incheon on the Yellow Sea.
This is another success for Terex Port Solutions (TPS), the company said, after the first machine of this type - completely manufactured and assembled by the Chinese site of TPS in Xiamen - was shipped to Australia in March of this year.
The two-rope mobile harbour cranes have a maximum lifting capacity of 50 tonnes, a 20 tonne motor grab curve and an outreach of up to 36 metres.
The machine for Ulsan is equipped with a motor grab and will mainly help Korea Express with the handling of bulk material including grain and agribulk. The Quaymate M50 for Incheon will predominantly be used for loading and unloading general cargo such as steel products and project cargoes. Both mobile harbour cranes are equipped with diesel generators and are provided with additional equipment for operation with power from the terminal’s own supply. As a result, they are particularly flexible; operation with external power increases cost-effectiveness and eliminates exhaust gas emissions from the terminals, the company said.
Korea Express already operates three Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes at other sites, including a HMK 260 E and a HMK 280 E of Generation 4, as well as a Model 6 mobile harbour crane of Generation 5 in the G HMK 6407 variant.
D. S. Kim, general manager of the purchasing department at Korea Express, said, “In the past few years, our Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes have made a major contribution to effective container and general cargo handling in our terminals. Our positive experience with operating these machines has been a crucial factor in our decision to opt again for mobile harbour crane technology from TPS.”
Maurizio Altieri, general manager at TPS Xiamen, added, “The handling machine was developed by engineering teams from western Europe and Asia on the basis of the proven Terex Gottwald design philosophy. Here the focus was on the requirements of different terminals in Asia, as well as in other regions of the world. With the crane, small terminals can, for example, replace non-port machines, such as excavators or telescopic and conventional mobile cranes, make their cargo handling more cost-effective and develop new applications. Established terminal operators such as Korea Express, on the other hand, can supplement their existing fleet in a dedicated manner with the Quaymate M50 crane.”