Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order for six diesel-electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Egypt’s terminal operator Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling Co. (ACCHCO).
The new units, which are set to be delivered in November 2016, will be used in ACCHCO’s Alexandria Container Terminal at the Port of Alexandria and El-Dekheila Container Terminal at the Port of Dekheila.
All RTGs are equipped with eight wheels, provide a maximum lifting capacity of 40 tonnes under spreader and can stack standard containers 1-over-5 with a hoisting height of 18.1 m.
The three cranes ordered for the Alexandria Container Terminal, as well as one of the three units to be operated at the El-Dekheila Container Terminal, cover six container rows and a lane for terminal trucks.
The remaining two cranes designed for ACCHCO’s terminal at the Port of Dekheila cover instead seven container rows and a truck lane.
Alaa Eldin Ma’moun Nada, chairman and CEO of ACCHCO, said in a statement: “Terex’s RTGs have the reputation of being highly productive and offering competitive total cost of ownership. This is why we have now opted for this technology. With the six cranes we will significantly enhance the efficiency of our operations.”
The new cranes, which will all be manufactured in TPS’s facility in Xiamen, China, offer up to 45 m/min hoisting speed, a maximum gantry speed of 130 m/min and a trolley speed of up to 60 m/min.
“More than 60% of Egypt’s foreign trade is handled through the Port of Alexandria. It is therefore crucial for our country’s economy that the fleet is based on the most reliable technology, such as the RTG cranes from TPS,” Ashraf Salman, Egypt’s Minister of Investment, said in a statement.