The new fleet of 1-over-2 (3 high) models, equipped with Noell NES40 single lift spreader, is forecast to be operational between the Q4-2010 and the Q1-2011.
The Port of Radès is experiencing rapid growth due to rising demand from shipping lines operating in the Mediterranean. Handling around a quarter of the country’s overall traffic, Tunisia’s main port for container and roll-on/roll-off traffic handles 87% of the volume of containerised goods and 80% of its rolling cargo.
In 2008, the port handled a total of 5.9m tonnes, 2.1m tonnes of which were containerised.
“We are delighted to be working with STAM 18 years after having supplied their first ever straddle carrier fleet”, said Guido Luini, managing director, Terex Cranes Würzburg, Germany.
“This contract is particularly important for STAM as it sets a milestone in their migration from diesel mechanic drive units to the new-generation Terex Noell diesel electric system, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions, while extending maintenance intervals.”
(See Straddle Carrier feature in the November issue of CM)