First 12 Terex® Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes from Terex Port Solutions arrive at new Turkish container terminal Asyaport
Xiamen, PR China, 19. December 2014
Another twelve cranes will complete the fleet in early 2015; first ever Terex RTG cranes in Turkey
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) delivered the first 12 of a total of 24 Terex® rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Asyaport, a new international container terminal situated on the Sea of Marmara, Turkey. The cranes were designed and manufactured in the TPS facility in Xiamen, PR China.
Cranes helping Asyaport to face future challenges
Asyaport is owned and operated by Global Terminal Limited (GTL) and earmarked to become one of the largest container terminals in Turkey: “With the help of the new cranes, we will be well placed to face future challenges in a highly competitive market environment”, says Marc Desmons, Engineering Services Manager for GTL. “Thanks to the on-time delivery of the machines, we remain on schedule for the opening of our new terminal.” The Sea of Marmara is an interface in trade between Asia and Europe and an important hub for the steadily increasing flow of goods across the Bosporus into the Black Sea. Moreover, handling volumes are increasing thanks to rapid growth in the Turkish economy.
First ever Terex RTG cranes delivered to Turkey
The machines are the first ever Terex RTG cranes delivered to Turkey, explains Maurizio Altieri, General Manager of TPS Xiamen: “TPS is well established in Turkey, with a range of ship-to-shore cranes, various types of harbour cranes, gantry cranes for container stacking and other cargo handling machines. The RTG cranes consolidate our strong position in this rapidly developing region and we are pleased that they will help Asyaport to achieve its ambitious goals. ”The machines can handle up to 40 t, have a hoisting height of up to 21 m under the spreader and can stack standard containers 1-over-6. Since they are designed as E-RTG variants and powered through a raised busbar direct from the harbour mains, they generate minimal local exhaust emissions and have low noise emissions.
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 lifting and material handling solutions company reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment serving customers in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. Terex uses its website (www.terex.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TerexCorporation) to make information available to its investors and the market.