Even before the initial order of 12 twelve rubber tyred gantry (E-RTG) cranes have been delivered to Haiphong Port in Vietnam, the company has placed a follow-up order with Terex Port Solutions (TPS) for a further six identical machines.
The first cranes, which were ordered in September 2013, are expected to start operations at the port from the end of this year; the additional machines will be delivered from mid-2015. All 18 cranes are being manufactured at the TPS facility in Xiamen, China.
All the E-RTGs will have a 40-tonne lifting capacity under spreader and a hoisting height of 18 m, the machines will stack 1-over-5 across six rows of containers and a truck lane. Each E-RTG will be powered from the terminal’s electricity supply through cable reel, eliminating exhaust emissions coupled with reduced noise.