Terex STS pair for Tanzania
By Katherine Weir11 March 2016
Terex Port Solutions has received an order to supply two Terex ship-to-shore cranes (STS) to Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS), a member of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited - a port investor, developer and operator.
The double-box boom structure STS will be manufactured at the TPS site in Xiamen, China, and the machines are due to be commissioned by the end of 2016.
TICTS, in the capital city, Dar es Salaam, is Tanzania’s largest container terminal. As TICTS is one of the major logistics gateways to eastern, central and southern Africa, it must meet the challenge of constantly increasing handling rates. The two new STS cranes will help TICTS to enhance the productivity of its operations significantly, the company said. The cranes have a lifting capacity of 41 tonnes under twin-lift spreader, an outreach of 42 metres and are designed to load and unload container vessels with up to 15 rows. Being supplied with power from the terminal’s electricity supply, the low-noise cranes will not generate any local exhaust emissions.
With this order, Hong Kong-based Hutchinson Port Holdings will further strengthen its business relationship with Terex Port Solutions, the company said.
Maurizio Altieri, managing director at the Terex Port Solutions Xiamen location, said, “In order to support the rapid development of its global business over the long term, Hutchinson Port Holdings has now decided to rely on Terex Port Solutions again.”