Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has been awarded two contracts for its ‘Model 8’ mobile harbour cranes by Terminal Puerto Arica S.A (TPA) in the north of Chile, and Compania Portuaria Mejillones S.A., 500 kilometres further south.
The first of two G HMK 8410 two-rope cranes has already been delivered, with the second due to arrive in Q4, 2016.
Designed to serve vessels with up to 19 container rows, these cranes mark continuing strong demand in South America for TPS.
Diego Bulnes Valdéz, General Manager at TPS, said: “More and more vessels with up to eight containers stacked on deck are arriving at our terminal in Arica. With the new mobile harbour crane from TPS, we can also serve these vessels quickly and cost-effectively.”
The increasing size of vessels visiting Chilean ports has spurred these investments in new large cranes, which are designed to offer heavy-duty lifting capacity curves with a maximum lifting capacity of 100 tonnes, an outreach of up to 58 metres and achieve lifting speeds of 90 metres/min to post-Panamax vessels.
Philipp Schaale Simpendörfer, General Manager at Compania Portuaria Mejillones S.A., said: “We are responding to our customer’s needs by adapting our terminal infrastructure and equipment to serve the new super post-Panamax vessels that started to call in Puerto Angamos and the whole West Coast South America since August, 2016 in an efficient and productive way.
“And with the range of applications provided, our terminal will particularly benefit from the flexibility of a mobile harbour crane like the G HMK 8410. It is precisely this flexibility that will extend our range and create advantages amid fierce competition. We were also impressed by the very short delivery lead time and the service concept of TPS.”