Portal Harbor Crane Bulk Terminal Operator in Brazil received second Portal Harbor Crane
From Autumn 2013, another Terex Gottwald portal harbor crane is helping to efficiently move bulk cargo in Brazil. Terex Port Solutions had received an order from Fospar for the supply of a Model 4 crane in the G HSK 4316 B variant. This new portal harbor crane, together with an identical machine delivered in 2012, handles fertilizer at the bulk terminal of the customer in Paranagua, South Brazil.
Düsseldorf, Germany – The rail-mounted G HSK 4316 B mobile harbor crane technology is especially suitable for narrow or special quays from where bulk vessels up to Panamax class are served. Its 4 rope-grab variant with a 40 tonne grab curve in A7 classification (34 tonne grab curve in A8 classification) is particularly tailored to professional bulk handling. The crane is operated with power from the harbor mains and features a compact design, comparably low weight and an individual portal solution which makes it an ideal machine for the finger pier in the Fospar Terminal in Paranagua, where the first G HSK 4316 B has already been working sine 2012.
According to Terex Port Solutions, the successful use of Fospar’s first Terex Gottwald crane was a decisive factor in the rapid placement of a follow-up order. “In around the past one and a half years, as a powerful and reliable machine, the Terex Gottwald portal harbor crane has made a major contribution to increasing our handling rates”, explains Ronaldo Sapateiro, plant manager at Fospar. “For this reason, we have decided to replace the old crane that we are still currently using on the finger pier with a further G HSK 4316 B.”
Growing Demand in a Growth Market
Bob Histon, who is responsible for Terex Port Solutions’ Sales and Services in the Americas since early summer 2013, is pleased that the portal harbor crane has established its market position in Latin America: “Brazil is the growth locomotive of the region and the growing demand for our portal harbor cranes shows that we have the right products to meet our customers’ needs.” He is also pleased that the machine ordered is again a crane for bulk handling as Guilherme Santos, the customer consultant for Brazil adds: “We have to date predominantly been represented on the local market by mobile harbor cranes for container handling. Now, Terex Gottwald handling machines are increasingly taking over bulk terminals.”