Terex Port Solutions (TPS) received several orders for diesel-electric powered Terex® straddle carriers from leading container terminal operators. This strengthens the company´s position as one of the leading suppliers in this product segment.
The Belgian terminal operator PSA Antwerp NV (PSA) has just ordered 11 Terex NSC 634 E straddle carriers. From March 2014, these units will supplement the existing fleet in PSA´s various terminals in the Port of Antwerp. Another order for four Terex NSC 634 E and three Terex NSC 644 E straddle carriers comes from Antwerp as well.
In the last few months, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), a division of the state-owned South African logistics group Transnet SOC Ltd, placed follow-up orders for a total of 22 Terex NSC 644 E straddle carriers.
The new Terex straddle carriers for PSA and MSC Home Terminal have a load capacity of 50 t, while those for TPT can carry up to 65 tonne. The Terex NSC 644 E straddle carrier can stack 1 over 3 containers and reaches a speed of 24 kph, while the Terex NSC 634 E straddle carrier can stack 1 over 2 containers and has a maximum speed of 30 kph.