Terex Port Solutions has been presented the “Crane of the Year” award by leading magazine International Bulk Journal (IBJ) in Hamburg, Germany. The IBJ Award was presented for the Terex® Gottwald Model 2 Harbour Crane, which was launched in June 2012. The IBJ Awards have been presented since 2009 and are globally recognised as one of the most sought-after prizes in the bulk materials handling industry.
The Model 2 Harbour Crane is the first model within Terex Port Solutions’ Small Crane Family and has been specially developed for use in small river and sea ports or on narrow quays. This new crane type is based on proven Mobile Harbour Crane technology. It blends the mobility of the classic rubber-tyred Mobile Harbour Crane with the benefits of a drive-under portal solution, which is why it is called the G HRK Rubber-Tyred Portal Harbour Crane. Thanks to its tight turning circle and even on-the-spot-turning, the crane is highly manoeuvrable and can be quickly positioned.
Giuseppe Di Lisa, responsible for Sales at Terex Port Solutions, sees the IBJ Award as confirmation of the Company’s customer focus and technology leadership: “With the Model 2, we are offering the customer a compact, flexible, high-performance crane, which is in great demand throughout the world.” This is supported by the fact that Terex Port Solutions received an initial order for three G HRK Rubber-Tyred Portal Harbour Cranes from an Indonesian port operator just as the test phase was completed. “It is very gratifying for Terex Port Solutions to receive such a renowned award within a short time after the launch of the Model 2 crane,” Di Lisa continues.
For use in bulk material handling ranging up to the Handysize class of vessel
The Terex® Gottwald Model 2 Harbour Crane is offered as a two-rope crane and as a four-rope grab variant with two hoists for professional bulk handling alongside vessels up to the Handysize class. With its maximum lifting capacity of 80 t, a radius of up to 40 m (38 m for the four-rope crane) and hoisting speeds of up to 120 m/min, the Model 2 Harbour Crane can also be used in container handling alongside vessels ranging up to Feeder class. As with the Terex® Gottwald Model 3 Harbour Crane that was launched onto the market two years ago, the drive system on the Model 2 crane makes use of alternating current. Crane owners can opt for the energy-efficient and environmentally compatible hybrid drive or a hook-up to a quayside power supply.