Vietnam’s port of Haiphong has ordered 12 Terex Port Solutions (TPS) E-RTG rubber-tyred gantry cranes for delivery at the end of 2014. The order also includes an option for Haiphong Port to purchase six additional gantry cranes.
Haiphong, the largest port in northern Vietnam and the second largest in the country, lies 100 km to the east of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi and with rapidly growing volumes, is positioning itself as a hub for Asian goods transport between Vietnam, Laos and China.
Phung Xuan Ha, the port’s deputy general director said “The growth rates are enormous. With the new gantry cranes from Terex, we will systematically further expand the capacities of our terminals.”
“We are delighted that our rubber-tyred gantry cranes will be used for the first time in Vietnam,” said Maurizio Altieri, general manager of the TPS Xiamen facility in China, where the cranes are built. “Vietnam, as a direct neighbor of China, is a significant and promising market for us.”
The E-RTG’s will be powered with electricity from the terminal’s electricity supply, where the power is supplied via a cable guided over a cable reel on the crane. The advantage compared to a conventional diesel-electric drive is that the cranes do not generate any local exhaust emissions and have low noise emissions. The improved efficiency rating also considerably reduces energy costs.
With a hoisting height of 18 m under the spreader, the cranes can stack standard containers 1-over-5. They have a span of 23.47 m, allowing them to cover six rows of containers and a truck lane, and can transport 40 tonnes under the spreader.