Napier Port takes on Terex

By Laura Hatton20 May 2015

Terex Gottwald Model 6, HMK 300 E and HMK 280 E mobile harbour cranes at Napier Port (from left)

Terex Gottwald Model 6, HMK 300 E and HMK 280 E mobile harbour cranes at Napier Port (from left)

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order from Napier Port in new Zealand for two Terex Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour cranes.

The G HMK 6408 variant has a 100 tonne capacity, a radius up to 51 m and maximum hoisting speed of 120 metres per minute. Both cranes are fitted with the Crane Data System and Remote Crane Access. The new mobile harbour cranes are due to be in operation in November 2015.

Garth Cowie, Napier Port chief executive officer, said, “Our crane fleet must adapt to ever increasing handling volumes and requirements. With the two new cranes, we are improving the availability and application possibilities of our handling equipment. In addition, the high tower variant enables us to accommodate the increasing number of ships with higher container stacks on deck.

“The cranes from TPS have impressive lifting capacity curves over the entire radius. This facilitates container twin-lift operation for us. We ultimately anticipate additional increases in productivity thanks to the consistently high working speeds. As the Terex Gottwald machines we already work with have shown, TPS has satisfied our requirements in many respects. This is why we have again opted for Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane technology to upgrade and extend our crane fleet.”

The two new mobile harbour cranes will be delivered with specially adapted chassis and will have an additional eighth axle and increased spacing of the twin axles to reduce the specific ground load.

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