20/02/2013 - 10:45 am

Terex to supply container carriers to U.S. port


Terex Port Solutions will this year supply 17 Terex NSC 624 E sprinter carriers to Global Container Terminals Inc. (GCT). The customer, with headquarters in Vancouver, Canada, is one of the largest container terminal operators in North America and has ordered the machines for its Global Terminal operations located in Bayonne, New Jersey, which is part of the New York / New Jersey port.

The diesel-electric sprinter carriers will transfer containers quickly and safely between the quayside and the container stackyards. GCT ordered the units to support the expansion of the terminal by its subsidiary Global Terminal & Container Services LLC.

By the end of this year, the length of the quay will be extended from 548m (1,800 feet) to 822m (2,700 feet). To increase efficiency and flexibility, the 1-over-1 Terex carriers can travel up to 32 kph (approx. 20 mph) and are equipped with a twin-lift spreader, enabling them to move 20-, 40- and 45-foot ISO containers up to a maximum load of 60 tonnes (66 U.S. tons) under spreader. The machines can lift and deposit two 20-foot containers separately and stack one high-cube container on another. 

Richard Ceci, global expansion project manager, GCT, said: “We did an extensive evaluation of the competing products and Terex Port Solutions came out as the clear winner.”

Guido Luini, managing director of the Terex Port Solutions facility in Würzburg, Germany, added: “GCT is one of the big four container terminal operators in North America and has locations both on the Atlantic and on the Pacific coasts.”

Terex Port Solutions is part of the Terex business segment Material Handling & Port Solutions that supplies customers in ports with a unique combination of machines, software and services under the Terex and Terex Gottwald brands.

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