Germany-headquartered Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply ten rubber-tyred gantry cranes in the E-RTG variant to China’s Ningbo Port Co Ltd.
The cranes will be delivered in two batches to Ningbo’s Yuandong Terminal in the Port of Ningbo, situated some 100 km south of Shanghai. The first six units will be commissioned in June 2015, the remaining four in October 2015. The new cranes will be manufactured at the TPS facility in Xiamen, China. The number of Terex RTG cranes will grow to 177, operating in seven terminals of Ningbo.
The new cranes reportedly do not generate any local exhaust emissions and only low noise emission as they are supplied with power from the terminal’s electricity supply via overhead power lines. Other Terex E-RTGs of Ningbo’s fleet are configured for power supply via cable reel or bus bar, depending on the infrastructure in the respective terminal.
Terex RTG cranes can stack up to 1‑over‑6 high-cube containers and can be configured with spans that cover up to seven container rows and a road‑truck lane, with a lifting capacity under spreader of up to 65 t. The new cranes for Ningbo will have a lifting capacity under spreader of 40.6 t, with a hoisting height of 18.24 m. They will stack 1‑over‑5 standard containers and, due to a span of 23.47 m, cover six rows of containers and a truck lane.