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An order for 17 Terex NSC 624 E diesel-electric sprinter straddle carriers has been placed with Terex Ports Solutions (TPS) by Canada-based Global Container Terminals (GCT) for its subsidiary Global Terminal & Container Services in the Port of New York/New Jersey. The machines will be used for rapid horizontal transfer of boxes between the quay cranes and container stacks.

Terex (Germany) sprints to the USA

To be delivered later this year, the machines are part of Global’s terminal expansion, which, by the end of this year, will see the quay length extended from 548 metres (1,800 ft) to 822 metres (2,700 ft).

The 1-over-1 carriers have a speed of 32 kph (20 mph) and will be equipped with twin-lift spreaders enabling them to move 20\’, 40\’ and 45\’ ISO containers up to a maximum load of 60 tonnes under spreader.

Carrying out extensive market evaluation before placing the order, Richard Ceci, expansion project manager at GCT said that the economic aspects associated with Terex machines were a decisive factor in their selection.

Welcoming the order, Guido Luini, managing director of the TPS facility in Würzburg, Germany said, “The tried-and-tested diesel-electric drive system we use provides low-consumption operation as well as reduced exhaust gas and noise emissions. We were the first company to introduce these machines to the market in 2001 and there are now over 850 of them in use worldwide” .

The sprinter carriers destined for New Jersey will be equipped with stability, load and tyre pressure monitoring systems, and will transmit their exact position to the terminal management system via GPS. They will also be linked to the Terex fleet management system, allowing continuous remote monitoring of the technical status within a container terminal’s sprinter and straddle carrier fleet.