With two port sites in Terneuzen and Vlissingen near the Belgian border, the Dutch port operator Ovet B.V. is an important regional player in bulk materials handling. Two quays with a combined length of 2,400 metres are available, and four floating cranes and a mobile quay crane provide a total handling capacity of some 5,000 tonnes per hour. The ports handle all types of dry bulk goods – from coal, gravel and sand to scrap and metal raw materials.
But Ovet B.V. does not rely only on large port cranes. For flexible material handling and transport work the company has mobile loading machines available as well. And so it is that it acquired the first model of the MHL380 D series from Terex® Fuchs, one of the world’s leading providers of mobile loading machines for the recycling and scrap industry.
The keys to the first MHL380 D were ceremoniously handed over to the client at the Terex® Fuchs headquarters in Bad Schönborn, accompanied by the Dutch dealer for Terex® Fuchs, Van der Spek Vianen B.V..
Before deciding on the investment the company had the opportunity to try out the machine over a lengthy test period. In addition to technical quality and reliability, the key criteria in testing the machine was its cost-effectiveness and handling capacity.