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Indian Port Places Large Terex Order

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Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received orders from Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Pte Ltd (BMCT) to supply various types of Terex stacking cranes.

BMCT, a wholly owned subsidiary of PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA), has ordered 18 Terex® rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) and four Terex® rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMG); the RTG order also includes an option on 18 additional units.

The flexible, productive and environmentally friendly machines will be handed over in three batches of six units each of RTGs between September and November 2017 whilst the RMG cranes will be delivered to Mumbai in September 2017.

The RMGs will be utilized in BMCT’s railyard, which can handle double stack container trains of up to 1.5 km long. BMCT will be the second Indian subsidiary of PSA to operate cranes from TPS. In 2015, four RTGs were put into operation by Bharat Kolkata Container Terminals Pte Ltd.

The RTGs for BMCT are equipped with 16 wheels. They provide a maximum lifting capacity of 40 t under spreader and can stack standard containers 1-over-5 with a lifting height of 18.1 m and a hoisting speed of up to 46 m/min. With a span of 23.7 m, the cranes cover six container rows and a truck lane.

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The new cranes are equipped for on-board power generation with diesel generators, whereby the diesel engines work in the fuel-optimized speed range (variable speed engines), which helps reduce fuel consumption by around one-third, depending on the site and operational conditions. Moreover, exhaust emissions in the terminal are reduced over the long-term.

The four RMG cranes will be supplied with power from the terminal’s mains and will not generate any local exhaust emissions. With a 37.6 m span the cranes cover six rail tracks. They offer a maximum lifting capacity of 65 t under spreader and can stack standard containers 1-over-3 with a lifting height of 12.5 m and a hoisting speed of up to 40 m/min.

The machines are equipped with a trolley rotation function that provides crane operators with an excellent view of the containers, railway cars and the entire working area. Moreover, the double-sided cantilevers cover two truck lanes on either side of the cranes’ rails. Finally, the cranes offer BMCT highly flexible container stack management and particularly good utilization of limited space.

Terex Corporation announced on October 26, 2016, that Steve Filipov will assume the role of President of Terex Cranes effective immediately; Mr. Filipov will also continue with his responsibilities as President of the Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions segment until completion of the announced sale of that segment to Konecranes Plc.

Ken Lousberg, currently President, Terex Cranes, will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities.

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