The Kramer Group has begun operating a new diesel-electric rubber-tyred portal harbour crane from Terex at its terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Coming in the G HRK 2304 variant, the Terex Gottwald Model 2 crane belongs to the small crane family of Terex Port Solutions (TPS), which according to the manufacturer, offers the mobility of a conventional mobile harbour crane with the advantages of a portal version.
The machine has a maximum lifting capacity of 80 tonnes, a radius of up to 40 m, maximum hoist speed of 85 m/min, a clearance width of 9.5 m and a clearance height of 6 m.
The Model 2 cranes, which are available as mobile harbour cranes, portal harbour cranes and floating cranes, are specifically designed for river and maritime ports with narrow quays.
The Kramer Group hopes to use the crane for fast handling of full and empty containers on feeder vessels and river barges.
André Kramer, president and CEO of Kramer Group, said: “We were especially pleased with the cost-effectiveness of the diesel-electric drive system and the rubber-tyred portal with clearance, which makes our terminal operation particularly flexible.”
Andreas Moeller, sales director of mobile harbour cranes at TPS, said that the crane would allow “traffic flow to continue in the Kramer terminal, even during container handling”.
“Tight turning circles, crab steering and the ability to turn on the spot, make the crane easy to manoeuver,” he added, “allowing it to be positioned quickly alongside the ship.”
Kramer also stated that he was impressed by the short delivery time and fast commissioning of the machine, which was “tailored precisely to our requirements”.