German manufacturing company Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply a brand new Model 2 crane to the Port of Otake, located in the south of Japan, for spring 2017.
It will be the first TPS harbour crane from the Generation 5 range to arrive in Japan and is a small milestone for TPS as it marks continued trade between the harbour crane suppliers and the country.
Andreas Moeller, Sales Director, said: “The G HMK 2204 will be our tenth mobile harbour crane in Japan. The first HMK 170 E mobile harbour crane went to the Port of Karatsu in 2003. With the new machine, we will be represented in a total of nine ports spread throughout the whole country.”
The new harbour crane has a lifting capacity curve adapted to Japanese requirements with a maximum lifting capacity of 62 tons, an outreach of up to 40 metres and a maximum lifting speed of 85 metres per minute. The machine is also equipped with a second load display in order to meet the relevant requirements for the safe load indicator in the Japanese market. The crane will handle mainly containers and general cargo.
Moeller added: “The machine for Otake will be the first of our harbour crane Generation 5 in the country, and follows the nine HMK 170 E cranes of Generation 4, the predecessor of Model 2, which we have delivered there over the past 13 years.”
The supplying of the crane will contribute to a long-term increase in handling volumes on the Seto inland sea port.
Makoto Aso, CS President, said: “Otake is a major port for the steel and chemical industry located in the region. Thanks to steadily increasing production, the handling volumes have risen constantly over the past few years. The favourable geographical location has also contributed to this.”