Vietnamese operators Haiphong Port Holding Limited Liability Company has announced an order for 12 electronic rubber tyre gantry cranes (E-RTGs) from Terex Port Solutions (TPS).
With a hoisting height of 18-metres, the E-RTGs can stack up to six containers high, carrying weights of up to 40 tonnes. Spanning 23.47-metres also allows for coverage over six container rows.
One of the key factors in selecting the new cranes was their ability to run off electricity, massively reducing exhaust and noise emissions, whilst increasing efficiency.
Each E-RTG will be able to charge off of the terminal’s electricity supply, via a cable guided over a reel on the crane.
They are expected to come into operation by the end of the year, with an option to purchase a further six already made available.
Haiphong Port made the investment in attempt to stand out against local competition and further place itself as an Asian transport hub.
Vietnam’s largest port, Haiphong is located 100 kilometres east from the capital of Hanoi on the China Sea, and with rapidly growing handling volumes, is positioning itself as an ideal site for trade between Vietnam, Laos and China.
This is the first Vietnamese order for TPS.
Phung Xuan Ha, deputy general director at Haiphong Port said “the growth rates are enormous. With the new gantry cranes from Terex, we will systematically further expand the capacities of our terminals.”
Maurizio Altieri, General Manager of the TPS Xiamen facility in China, where the cranes are manufactured, said “We are delighted that our rubber-tyred gantry cranes will be used for the first time in Vietnam.”
“The prospering Asian market is demanding efficient solutions for container handling. With our products and services for terminal operators, this is precisely what we can offer. Vietnam, as a direct neighbour of China, is a significant and promising market for us.”