Straddle carriers to start operations at the Freeport Container Port this month
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order for ten straddle carriers from Hutchison Port Holdings subsidiary Freeport Container Port (FCP), with an option to purchase an additional 12 machines.
The Terex NSC 634 E ECO straddle carriers will be in operation at the FCP terminal on Grand Bahama Island later this month.
Each straddle carrier will be capable of stacking 9’6’’ high-cube containers 1-over-2 and, to enable high handling rates, have lifting capacities of up to 60 tonnes under spreader. Each model can travel up to speeds of 30 kilometres per hour, and features a hybrid drive system, consisting of both a diesel-powered generator and electrostatic short-term storage media.
“For some years, Terex hybrid straddle carriers have proven their worth in everyday cargo handling”, reports Guido Luini, managing director of Terex Port Solutions in Würzburg.
“The fact that we have received this order from Freeport Container Port for a fleet of machines equipped with this technology is confirmation of the great acceptance for it and, at the same time, of our leading position in this segment of the market.”
Twenty-five diesel-hydraulic Terex NSC 644 H straddle carriers are already in use in the Freeport terminal.