Düsseldorf, 10 February 2016 – In the recent past, Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has expanded its business presence in diesel-electric Terex® Gottwald mobile harbour cranes in the Baltic region. Since mid-2014, TPS has delivered several machines to a range of locations in the area, and now the Swedish company SCA Logistics AB (SCA) has ordered a Model 6 mobile harbour crane in the G HMK 6507 two-rope variant. From mid-2016, the logistics division of the leading manufacturer of paper, pulp and timber products SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, will use the crane at its terminal in Sundsvall, approximately 400 km to the north of the Swedish capital Stockholm.
Mobile harbour crane will enhance SCA container handling
The new mobile harbour crane for SCA will supplement an existing rail-mounted harbour crane in Sundsvall. The Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane designed for professional loading and unloading of containers offers SCA a maximum lifting capacity of 125 t, a radius up to 51 m and achieves lifting speeds of 120 m/min. It will help SCA to meet the constantly growing demand in the container handling business. Urban Häggkvist, Terminal Manager, SCA: “We expect particularly high growth rates in the container business. That is why we have also moved the container activities to the Korstabäcks quay of the SCA terminal, where it is possible to moor much larger container vessels than before. In order to be equipped for growth, we are relying on high-performance Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane technology.”
Part of a comprehensive future concept
Thanks to its mobility, versatility and reliability, the G HMK 6507 offers a high level of user friendliness and ease of maintenance. It will not only support SCA with container handling, but in some cases also with loading and unloading project cargo, for which it was necessary to hire mobile cranes before. Häggkvist: “The new crane is an investment in the future for us and part of a comprehensive integrated concept, with which we plan to become faster, more productive and more flexible at our terminal in Sundsvall.”
Many models from TPS in demand
Concerning the most recent successes for mobile harbour cranes in the region, to which the distributor of TPS, Port-Trade from Denmark has also contributed, Hans-Juergen Schneider, Regional Sales Manager, TPS, says: “We are delighted that our range in all its variety has also impressed terminal operators in the Baltic region. The market here is very demanding, and customer requirements are correspondingly diverse. It is therefore no coincidence that we have recently been successful in the region with many models from our medium-sized and large crane family. The fact that both existing and new customers are choosing our proven technology is also undoubtedly a success of our customer-oriented innovation strategy, which results in a diverse product range. A range that has of late also impressed terminal operators in other parts of northern Europe, such as Norway and Iceland.”