Terex strengthens Asia Pacific presence
By Ian Vallely12 February 2016
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) is strengthening its position in the Asia Pacific region with deliveries of four new mobile harbour cranes.
Two additional Terex Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour cranes from the large crane family, started work in the Port of Napier on New Zealand’s North Island in November.
On 4 December Northport not only officially launched its container hardstand area, but also a Terex Gottwald Model 4 mobile harbour crane from the medium-sized crane family at Marsden Point, also situated on the North Island.
Finally, the world’s first Terex Quaymate M50 mobile harbour crane from the small crane family of TPS, which has been developed with German and international engineering expertise and is manufactured in China, will be delivered to Australia at the start of 2016.
For the order from Northport, TPS worked with TLL, who has now become a distributor of TPS in New Zealand. The crane most recently delivered in the G HMK 4406 variant has a maximum lifting capacity of 100 tonnes, a working radius of up to 46 metres and maximum hoisting speeds of 120 metres per minute.
Meanwhile, the world’s first Terex Quaymate M50 mobile harbour crane is due to be shipped to Australia. As a distributor of TPS and a rental company for port technology products, Tehmar Group based in Perth, will include the machine in its rental fleet and lease it to customers in the region.
Andrew Fox, owner of Tehmar, said, “With the Quaymate M50, we will be able to offer our customers a genuine compact mobile harbour crane that handles a variety of cargo considerably more productively than non-port equipment like e.g. crawler cranes.”
Fox added, “The QuaymateTM M50 appeals to smaller sea and river ports in Asia and beyond and enables them to enter into professional cargo handling. The concept of making proven Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane technology also available to terminal operators with limited budgets is interesting for other markets, too, as the order from Australia shows.”