Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received orders for 22 Cranes from Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Ltd (BMCT), a wholly owned subsidiary of PSA International. The cranes have been ordered for under construction project of a new terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).
The orders include eighteen Terex rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and four Terex rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes; the RTG order also includes an option on 18 additional units.
These cranes will arrive at BMCT in three batches of six units each between September and November 2017, while the Rmg Cranes will be delivered in September next year.
BMCT will utilize RMG Cranes in the rail yard, which can handle double stack container trains of up to 1.5 km long. BMCT will be the second Indian subsidiary of PSA to operate cranes from Terex Port Solutions. Last year, four RTG cranes put into operation by PSA’s subsidiary Bharat Kolkata Container Terminals.
On the order, Mr. Maurizio Altieri, Vice President-Sales & Service TPS Asia, said, “BMCT will be a key player in one of the most dynamic Asian markets and is a subsidiary of a globally leading port operator. We are proud that from the end of 2017 a total of 26 cranes from TPS will contribute to PSA’s rapid growth in India. The fact that the customer opted for Terex RTG and RMG cranes confirms our diversified portfolio strategy.”
The rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes which will be delivered to BMCT are equipped with 16 wheels. They provide a maximum lifting capacity of 40 t under spreader and 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. With a span of 23.7 m, the cranes cover six container rows and a truck lane.
According to Terex, These cranes will help to reduce fuel consumption by around one-third, depending on the site and operational conditions. Moreover, exhaust emissions in the terminal are reduced over the long-term.
The four RMG cranes offer a maximum lifting capacity of 65 t under spreader and can 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 RMG cranes are equipped with a trolley rotation function that provides crane operators with an excellent view of the containers, railway cars and the entire working area. Moreover, the double-sided cantilevers cover two truck lanes on either side of the cranes’ rails, said the company.
Source: Information has been obtained from Terex Port Solutions