Terex Bulks Up Spanish Terminals


Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has recently sustainably expanded its presence in Spain with diesel-electric Terex® Gottwald mobile harbour cranes. Since December 2015, the leading maritime industry group Ership S.A. (Ership) has put three Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour cranes in the G HMK 6407 B four-rope-grab variant for professional bulk handling into operation. A fourth machine will follow in December 2016. The new cranes are to help Ership handle mainly grain, cereals and copper concentrate in different ports across Spain. Each crane is adapted to the particular needs and conditions of the respective terminal.

The four cranes feature 50t grab curves, maximum lifting capacities of 100t, up to 51m outreach and maximum lifting speeds of 110m/min. Carlos Nardiz, Agencies Director at Ership said: “Our terminals are currently faced with the challenge of constantly raising our standards. The new cranes from TPS provide even higher performance and reliability compared to the Terex Gottwald Generation 4 cranes previously supplied, and will help us increase our handling rates in the long term. Moreover, the delivery time of the machines is particularly short, which enables us to respond quickly to the high number of customer inquiries for our bulk handling services.”

Alfredo Cañibano, Senior Manager Sales and Service Mobile Harbour Cranes at TPS said: “To accelerate the commissioning of the mobile harbour cranes and provide high profitability from delivery on, the machines are fully assembled in Antwerp and then shipped to Spain where they can be put into operation quickly,

“Ership is a leading player in an important bulk market. Our business relationship started in 1997 when we delivered the first HMK 300 EG mobile harbour crane to Huelva, Spain. Since then, they have regularly ordered further cranes to expand their bulk activities.”

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