Success for Terex Port Solutions at Sugarloaf Mountain
Xiamen, PR China, 06. August 2014
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply Libra Terminais Rio S/A (Libra) with 12 Terex® rubber-tyred gantry cranes. They are to be delivered in the fall of 2014 to the Libra terminal in the Bay of Rio de Janeiro. The company operates ports in Rio and Santos and is part of the Libra Group, a leading Brazilian logistics corporation. The cranes will be shipped to Rio, already assembled, from the TPS plant in Xiamen, PR China. TPS’ Brazilian distributor, Terminal Full Dealer (TFD), who facilitated the order, will be responsible for unloading, commissioning and hand-over on site.
Upgrading the fleet by means of diversification
This investment is Libra’s response to the considerable increase in handling rates at the terminal in Rio de Janeiro, as João Pedro Rotta from Libra’s management explains: “We are currently handling approximately 250,000 TEU per year, a volume which stretched our previous infrastructure to its limits.” The company therefore decided to expand its existing fleet and to diversify at the same time, Rotta continues. In so doing, for the first time in 20 years Libra has decided to rely on a new supplier in the form of Terex Port Solutions: “For us, the 12 Terex cranes are not only extending our fleet, they are also bringing us forward by virtue of their performance and equipment features. Furthermore, they will work in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner.”
No local gas emissions and low noise emissions
The cranes are designed in the Terex E-RTG variant and are powered with electricity from the terminal’s electricity supply. The power is fed to the crane via a cable which passes over a cable drum on the crane. The advantage over cranes with a conventional diesel-electric drive is that they do not generate any local exhaust emissions and have low noise emissions. The energy costs are also substantially lower thanks to the improved efficiency rating. To enable the cranes to move freely around the terminal for site changes or for maintenance purposes, Libra has also ordered three mobile diesel generators which can be used in the cranes, if required, to provide the electricity supply.
Impressive values for performance and life cycle costs
To help Libra with the sustained expansion of its cargo handling performance, the cranes provide a 40 t lifting capacity, have a hoisting height of 21 m under the spreader and can stack standard containers 1 over 6. They have a span of 26.5 m, allowing them to cover seven rows of containers and a truck lane. In addition to the remarkable performance data, Libra was particularly impressed by the competitive operating, maintenance and life-cycle costs of the Terex E-RTG cranes.
About Terex Port Solutions
Terex Port Solutions is part of the Material Handling & Port Solutions business segment of Terex Corporation that supplies customers in ports with a unique combination of machines, software and services under the Terex and Terex Gottwald brands. Whether it is ship-to-shore cranes, reach stackers or fully automated, integrated handling systems for containers and bulk, Terex Port Solutions provides reliable solutions for rapid, safe, efficient handling of all forms of cargo with low downtimes and excellent return on investment.
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, shipping, transport, quarrying, mining, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers a complete line of financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at www.terex.com.