Terex Port Solutions has received an order from Malaysian port operator Sabah Ports Sdn. Bhd. (Sabah Ports) to supply two Terex® ship-to-shore cranes (STS) to its Sapangar Bay Container Port; the cranes will be manufactured at the TPS site in Xiamen, PR China, and are due to be put into operation in the second half of 2017.
Sapangar Bay Container Port, situated on the north coast of the island of Borneo, is the premier transshipment hub for the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area.
Strategically located along the busy shipping routes between the Far East and Europe, the port is faced with the challenge of constantly increasing handling rates. The STS cranes will help Sapangar Bay Container Port to enhance significantly the productivity of its operations. These cranes offer the port a lifting capacity of 41 t under twin-lift spreader, an outreach of 45 m and are designed to load and unload container vessels with up to 15 rows.
The two STS cranes for the port are part of a series of orders that Sabah Ports recently placed with Terex; in June 2016, one Terex® Gottwald Model 2 mobile harbour crane as well as two Terex® reach stackers, one for Sabah Port’s terminal in the Port of Sandakan and the other for the Port of Tawau, were put into operation.
These machines supplemented the three mobile harbour cranes already purchased by Sabah Ports, one for Sandakan in 2005 and two for Tawau in 2005 respectively in 2008. Additionally, four Terex rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) were ordered for Sapangar Bay Container Port. Mohd Sahid Hj
Nawab Khan, Chief Operating Officer of Sabah Ports, said: “We have full confidence that the new cranes to Sapangar Bay Container Port will enhance the ports productivity level. We are committed towards strengthening our fleet of machineries with state of the art and innovative range of solutions provided by TPS to ensure we meet the demands of our users.”
Terex Port Solutions recently received another large order from Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Pte Ltd to supply various types of Terex stacking cranes.
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSA International Pte Ltd has ordered 18 Terex® rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) and four Terex® rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMG); the RTG order also includes an option on 18 additional units.