The Kramer Group is now operating a new diesel-electric Terex® Gottwald Model 2 rubber-tyred portal harbour crane in the G HRK 2304 variant at its terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Model 2 belongs to the small crane family of Terex Port Solutions (TPS), which has a variety of types including a rubber-tyred portal crane. This crane type combines the mobility of a conventional mobile harbour crane with the advantages of a portal version, allowing flexibility of use.
The G HRK 2304 rubber-tyred portal harbour crane has a maximum lifting capacity of 80 t, a radius of up to 40 m and a maximum hoist speed of 85 m/min. Kramer will 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, says, “The new crane is tailored precisely to our requirements. 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. We were also impressed by the short delivery time and fast commissioning of the machine.”
Andreas Moeller, Sales Director Mobile Harbour Cranes TPS, explains, “Thanks to the portal solution, the Terex Gottwald Model 2 rubber-tyred portal harbour crane allows traffic flow to continue in the Kramer terminal, even during container handling. Tight turning circles, crab steeringand the ability to turn on the spot, make the crane easy to manoeuver, allowing it to be positioned quickly alongside the ship. TPS has specifically developed Model 2 cranes for river and maritime ports with narrow quays. Besides the rubber-tyred portal harbour crane whose portal boasts a clearance width of 9.5 m and a clearance height of 6 m, Model 2 from TPS is also available as a mobile harbour crane, portal harbour crane and floating crane.
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.