The decision to replace the existing outdated, mechanical straddle carriers of diverse origins, by state-of-the-art Terex®Noell technology, is said to be part of a major port modernisation project designed to handle the region’s increasingly upward trend in container traffic volumes.
According to the CPA, in addition to it being the first order for straddle carriers that CPA has ever placed with Terex®Noell, the contract sets a milestone for the Port. In addition to providing the latest straddle carrier technology, the machines also have strong economic advantages in terms of fuel, maintenance, spare parts and final ownership costs.
The CPA, which currently operates six rubber-tyred gantries (RTGs) that were supplied by Noell Crane Systems five years before the company was acquired by the Terex Corporation in 2009, has also agreed a service contact that Terex®Noell. It will operate through a local service partner supported by a German factory engineer.