Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order from a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) in Iraq for two Terex ship‑to‑shore cranes (STS) and three rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG).
TPS previously supplied 24 RTGs to three different terminals operated by ICTSI in Madagascar, the Philippines and Brazil.
The new cranes will be installed at the Basra Gateway Terminal in the Port of Umm Qasr and will be handed over to ICTSI for commercial operation in Q2, 2016.
In April 2014, ICTSI signed a contract with the General Company for Ports of Iraq with the aim of taking over and gradually expanding container handling in Umm Qasr.
Maurizio Altieri, General Manager of the TPS facility in Xiamen, said: “We are delighted to be part of the development and expansion of this major port by supplying our products, and to contribute to its competitiveness in this way.”
The two all-electric and eco-friendly ship-to-shore cranes are used predominantly for loading and unloading containers on feeder vessels.
The STS cranes are designed for an outreach of 42 metres and have a hoisting height of 32 metres above the quayside, as well as 18 metres below.
The three RTGs are used for managing the container stackyard. They offer a maximum lifting capacity of 37 tonnes under the spreader and can stack standard containers 1‑over‑5 with a hoisting height of 18.1 metres.
Fact File: TPS is part of the ‘Material Handling & Port Solutions’ business segment of Terex Corporation, which supplies customers in ports with a combination of machines, software and services under the Terex and Terex Gottwald brands.