PSA orders Terex equipment for new Indian terminal

PSA orders Terex equipment for new Indian terminal
The RTGs' delivery will be completed in November 2017

PSA has ordered 22 new equipment units from Terex Port Solutions (TPS) for its new terminal under construction at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India.

The port operator’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal (BMCT), the first phase of which is expected to start operations by the end of 2017, will receive four rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMG) and 18 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, with an option for an additional 18 RTGs.

The new RTGs will arrive at BMCT in three deliveries of six units each between September and November 2017, while the four RMG cranes will be delivered in September next year.

The RMGs will be operated in BMCT’s railyard, which is able to handle double stack container trains of up to 1.5 km long.

The RTGs, which are equipped with 16 wheels, feature a maximum lifting capacity of 40 t under spreader. They can stack standard containers 1-over-5 with a lifting height of 18.1 m and a hoisting speed of up to 46 m/min.

The new cranes are expected to reduce fuel consumption by around one third, depending on the site and operational conditions, as they are equipped for on-board power generation with diesel generators, with variable speed diesel engines working in the fuel-optimised speed range.

According to a statement by Terex, exhaust emissions in the facility are also reduced in the long-term.

The new RMGs will not generate any local exhaust emissions, with power supplied from the terminal’s mains.

The cranes, which have a 65 t maximum lifting capacity under spreader, are able to stack standard containers 1-over-3 with a lifting height of 12.5 m and a hoisting speed of up to 40 m/min.

The new RMGs are also equipped with a trolley rotation function expected to provide the driver with an improved view of the containers, railway cars and working area.

The units’ double-sided cantilevers cover two truck lanes on the sides of the cranes’ rails.

Last year, PSA’s subsidiary Bharat Kolkata Container Terminals started operating four RTGs from Terex, making BMCT the second PSA’s Indian subsidiary to use TPS’s cranes.