Terex Port Solutions received an order from its longstanding customer Operadora de la Cuenca del Pacifico (OCUPA) for a Terex® Gottwald Model 8 Mobile Harbour Crane in the G HMK 8410 variant. This Mobile Harbour Crane will be the largest of its type ever built in the world. Starting from September 2013, it will load and unload vessels with a capacity of up to 8,800 TEUs and nine-high container stacks on deck. The operating site of the crane will be the Port of Manzanillo on the Pacific coast of Mexico.
Andreas Moeller, Sales Director at Terex Port Solutions in Düsseldorf, comments on the order: “ The Terex Gottwald G HMK 8410 for OCUPA is a special variant of our largest crane model and was designed with a special geometry required for handling containers on such large vessels, taking into consideration boom length, boom pivot point and viewing height for the crane operator. As a result, the crane is an excellent example of our modular design that allows us to select the right solution to satisfy the needs of our customers and their application requirements while accounting for changing conditions.”
Largest Mobile Harbour Crane of all time
In 1956, Terex Port Solutions launched its first Mobile Harbour Crane and since then, they have become firmly established in the world’s ports and have opened up new fields of application by increasing lifting capacities, working speeds and handling rates. Today they are used for handling all types of cargo and also increasingly for container handling on large vessels, as in the most recent example at OCUPA.
Just like all Terex Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes, the Model 8 is also available in many variants to meet individual customer requirements. The variant based on the requirements of OCUPA features a boom pivot point at a height of more than 34 m and a viewing height of almost 38 m. With this variant, which also boasts an efficient diesel-electric drive technology, uses proven 100- tonne hoist and a ten-axle chassis, the Terex Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane is advancing into new dimensions and can be highly preferred amongst terminal operators.
“With such large Mobile Harbour Cranes and Ship-to-Shore Cranes within our extensive product portfolio, we are now superbly equipped to meet the demands of all terminal types, sizes and handling philosophies of our customers throughout the world”, Moeller explains.