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What will become the largest mobile harbour crane (MHC) of its type ever built in the world has been ordered by the Mexican terminal operator Operadora de la Cuenca del Pacifico (OCUPA) from Terex Port Solutions (TPS).

Terex to build world’s largest MHC

The Terex® Gottwald Model 8 in the G HMK 8410 variant, will be capable of handling  vessels with a capacity of up to 8,800 teu with 19 container rows stacked nine-high on deck. The crane will start operation this September at the Port of Manzanillo on the Pacific coast of Mexico, joining three other three Terex Gottwald MHC cranes currently in operation at the port.

The machine for OCUPA will feature a boom pivot point at a height of more than 34 m and a viewing height of almost 38 m height for the crane operator. With this variant, which also boasts energy- efficient diesel-electric drive technology, will use the proven 100-tonne hoist and a ten-axle chassis.

Describing the crane as “advancing into new dimensions”, Andreas Moeller, TPS sales director in Düsseldorf, said, “The G HMK 8410 for OCUPA is a special variant of our largest crane model and was designed with a special geometry required for handling containers on such large vessels”.

Carlos Olivar Perez, director at OCUPA, explained, “With the acquisition of the largest mobile harbour crane in the world, we are staying abreast of changing handling requirements arising because our customers are sending ever larger container vessels into our terminal”.