Six Terex gantry cranes
By Katherine Weir18 April 2016
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) received an order for six diesel-electric rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling Co. (ACCHCO) in Egypt.
The machines will be operated in the Alexandria Container Terminal and the El-Dekheila Container Terminal of the country’s main port, the Port of Alexandria. When the cranes are commissioned in November 2016 they will join more than 20 Terex RTGs already in operation in the country.
All six RTGs will be manufactured at the TPS facility in Xiamen, China. Maurizio Altieri, general manager of this TPS facility, said, “We are honoured by the trust that this important port operator has laid in our technology. ACCHCO is Egypt’s leading container handling company, and the fact that we will contribute to their two terminals’ sustainable growth, is an endorsement of our product and service portfolio.”
Terex RTGs have been operating in the Port of Alexandria since 2003. Ashraf Salman, Minister of Investment in Egypt, said, “More than 60 percent of Egypt’s foreign trade is handled through the Port of Alexandria. It is therefore crucial for our country’s economy that the fleet is based on the most reliable technology, such as the RTG cranes from TPS.”
Each of ACCHCO’s two terminals will receive three RTGs. All machines have eight wheels, offer a capacity of 40 tonnes under spreader and can stack standard containers 1-over-5 with a hoisting height of 18.1 metres. With a span of 22.5 m, the three cranes for the Alexandria Container Terminal cover six container rows and a lane for terminal trucks. The El Dekheila Container Terminal will receive one machine with the same span and two cranes with 26.5 m span that cover seven container rows and a truck lane. All new machines offer up to 45 m/min hoisting speed, a maximum gantry speed of 130 m/min and a trolley speed of up to 60 m/min, TPS explained.