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Terex Gottwald MHCs go to Spain

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has expanded its presence in Spain with recent deliveries of diesel-electric Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes (MHCs).

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Since December 2015, maritime industry group Ership SA has put three Terex Gottwald Model 6 MHCs in the G HMK 6407 B four-rope-grab variant for bulk handling into operation. A fourth machine will follow in December 2016.


Ership will use the new cranes to handle mainly grain, cereals and copper concentrate in different ports around Spain. Each crane is adapted to the particular needs and conditions of the respective terminal. The four G HMK 6407 B cranes feature 50t grab curves, maximum lifting capacities of 100t, up to 51m outreach and maximum lifting speeds of 110 m/min.

Carlos Nardiz, agencies director, Ership, said: “Our terminals are currently faced with the challenge of constantly raising our standards. The new cranes from TPS provide even higher performance and reliability compared to the Terex Gottwald Generation 4 cranes previously supplied, and will help us increase our handling rates in the long term.

“Moreover, the delivery time of the machines is particularly short, which enables us to respond quickly to the high number of customer inquiries for our bulk handling services.”

Alfredo Cañibano, TPS senior manager, sales and service, MHCs, explained: “To accelerate the commissioning of the mobile harbour cranes and provide high profitability from delivery onwards, the machines are fully assembled in Antwerp and then shipped to Spain where they can be put into operation quickly.”

He continued: “Ership is a leading player in an important bulk market. Our business relationship started in1997 when we delivered the first HMK 300 EG mobile harbour crane to Huelva, Spain. Since then, they have regularly ordered further cranes to expand their bulk activities.”
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