Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply six additional Terex® rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Manila North Harbor Port Inc. (MNHPI). The cranes, which are being manufactured at the TPS facility in Xiamen, PR China, will be delivered at the end of 2014 to the largest port handling domestic cargo in the Philippines, where four Terex RTG cranes began operation in summer 2013.
Positive experience with first cranes
MNHPI is responding to the rapid development of the port, says Richard D. Barclay, MNHPI’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO): “We continue to invest in the modernization of our infrastructure in order to develop and transform our facilities into a first-class port.” The decision to order six further RTG cranes from TPS was based on the positive experience with the first machines and the TPS team over the past year. Barclay continues: “The four RTG cranes have more than fulfilled our expectations, and so did the after-sales service provided. It was a logical decision to opt for TPS with a view to a further expansion of our capacities.”
Growing number of terminals all over Asia rely on TPS
Maurizio Altieri, General Manager of the TPS facility in Xiamen, is delighted by the confidence that MNHPI has placed in the Terex RTG cranes: “MNHPI is a leading player in one of the most dynamic Asian markets, and we are proud that 10 of our cranes will contribute to the rapid growth of this port. Generally speaking, we appreciate that more customers all over the world and especially in Asia continue to rely on our equipment designed and manufactured in our TPS Xiamen facility.
The cranes for MNHPI have a lifting capacity of 40.6 t under spreader. With a hoisting height of 18.1 m, they can stack 1-over-5 standard containers and cover six rows of containers and a truck lane thanks to their span of 23.47 m.