Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order from a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Iraq for two Terex® ship-to-shore cranes (STS) and three Terex® rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG). With this order including comprehensive services, TPS and ICTSI, a leading global port operator, are writing the next chapter in the history of their successful cooperation. Previously TPS has supplied 24 RTG to three different terminals operated by ICTSI in Madagascar, the Philippines and Brazil.

The new cranes are destined for the Basra Gateway Terminal in the port of Umm Qasr and will be handed over to ICTSI for commercial operation in the second quarter of 2016. As the only deep- water port in Iraq, the port on the Gulf coast is the main transshipment point for trade in the country. In April 2014, ICTSI signed a contract with the General Company for Ports of Iraq with the aim of taking over and gradually expanding container handling in Umm Qasr. “We are delighted to be part of the development and expansion of this major port by supplying our products, and to contribute to its competitiveness in this way”, explains Maurizio Altieri, General Manager of the TPS facility in Xiamen, where all five cranes are being manufactured.

The two all-electric and therefore eco-friendly ship-to-shore cranes are used predominantly for loading and unloading containers on feeder vessels. They are designed as monobox constructions fitted with a self-propelled trolley and offer a lifting capacity up to 41 t under spreader. The STS cranes are designed for an outreach of 42 m. The hoisting height is 32 m above the quayside and 18 m below. The three RTG are used for managing the container stackyard. They offer a maximum lifting capacity of 41 t under spreader and can stack standard containers 1-over-5 with a hoisting height of 18.1 m. Thanks to a span of 23.5 m they can cover six rows of containers and a lane for road or terminal trucks.

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