Terex Port Solutions at Sugarloaf Mountain

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Friday, August 08, 2014
Terex Port Solutions supplies 12 Terex® rubber-tyred gantry cranes to the Libra terminal in the Bay of Rio de Janeiro. The cranes, currently manufactured in Xiamen, PR China will be powered with electricity from the termina

 

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply Libra Terminais Rio S/A (Libra) with 12 Terex® rubber-tyred gantry cranes. They are to be delivered in the fall of 2014 to the Libra terminal in the Bay of Rio de Janeiro.

The company operates ports in Rio and Santos and ispart of the Libra Group, a leading Brazilian logistics corporation. The cranes will be shipped to Rio, already assembled, from the TPS plant in Xiamen, PR China. TPS’ Brazilian distributor, Terminal Full Dealer (TFD), who facilitated the order, will be responsible for unloading, commissioning and hand-over on site.

Upgrading the fleet by means of diversification

This investment is Libra’s response to the considerable increase in handling rates at the terminal in Rio de Janeiro, as João Pedro‎ Rotta from Libra’s management explains: “We are currently handling approximately 250,000 TEU per year, a volume which stretched our previous infrastructure to its limits.” The company therefore decided to expand its existing fleet and to diversify at the same time, Rotta continues. In so doing, for the first time in 20 years Libra has decided to rely on a new supplier in the form of Terex Port Solutions: “For us, the 12 Terex cranes are not only extending our fleet, they are also bringing us forward by virtue of their performance and equipment features. Furthermore, they will work in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner.”

No local gas emissions and low noise emissions

The cranes are designed in the Terex E-RTG variant and are powered with electricity from the terminal’s electricity supply. The power is fed to the crane via a cable which passes over a cable drum on the crane. The advantage over cranes with a conventional diesel-electric drive is that they do not generate any local exhaust emissions and have low noise emissions. The energy costs are also substantially lower thanks to the improved efficiency rating. To enable the cranes to move freely around the terminal for site changes or for maintenance purposes, Libra has also ordered three mobile diesel generators which can be used in the cranes, if required, to provide the electricity supply.

Impressive values for performance and life cycle costs


To help Libra with the sustained expansion of its cargo handling performance, the cranes provide a 40 t lifting capacity, have a hoisting height of 21 m under the spreader and can stack standard containers 1-over-6. They have a span of 26.5 m, allowing them to cover seven rows of containers and a truck lane. In addition to the remarkable performance data, Libra was particularly impressed by the competitive operating, maintenance and life-cycle costs of the Terex E-RTG cranes.

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