Terex Port Solutions (TPS) received an order for six diesel-electric Terex® rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) from Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling Co. (ACCHCO), Egypt. The machines will be operated in the Alexandria Container Terminal and the El-Dekheila Container Terminal of the country’s main port, Port of Alexandria. When the cranes are commissioned in November 2016, they will join the more than 20 Terex RTG’s already in operation in Egypt.
All six RTG cranes will be manufactured at the TPS facility in Xiamen, PR China. Maurizio Altieri, General Manager of this TPS facility, is delighted with the recognition received from ACCHCO: “We are honoured by the trust that this important port operator has laid in our technology. ACCHCO is Egypt’s leading container handling company, and the fact that we will contribute to their two terminals’ sustainable growth, is an endorsement of our product and service portfolio.”
Terex RTGs have been operating in the Port of Alexandria since 2003. They are part of an infrastructure with huge impact, explained Ashraf Salman, Minister of Investment of Egypt: “More than 60% of Egypt’s foreign trade is handled through the Port of Alexandria. It is therefore crucial for our country’s economy that the fleet is based on the most reliable technology, such as the RTG cranes from TPS.” Admiral Alaa Eldin Ma’moun Nada, Chairman and CEO of ACCHCO, pointed out: “Terex RTGs have the reputation of being highly productive and offering competitive total cost of ownership. This is why we have now opted for this technology. With the six cranes we will significantly enhance the efficiency of our operations.”
Each of ACCHCO’s two terminals will receive three RTGs. All machines are equipped with eight wheels, provide a maximum lifting capacity of 40 t under spreader and can stack standard containers 1-over-5 with a hoisting height of 18.1 m. With a span of 22.5 m, the three cranes for the Alexandria Container Terminal cover six container rows and a lane for terminal trucks. The El‑Dekheila Container Terminal will receive one machine with the same span and two cranes with 26.5 m span that cover seven container rows and a truck lane. All new machines offer up to 45 m/min hoisting speed, a maximum gantry speed of 130 m/min and a trolley speed of up to 60 m/min.