Terex Noell makes waves in Central America4 March 2010
The Port of Acajutla, El Salvador will be the first container terminal in Central America to use a Terex Noell hydrostatic straddle carrier, as it invests to improve its operational efficiency.
Terex said Central American terminals traditionally use diesel-mechanical straddle carriers for high-speed container handling. Comisión Ejecutiva Portuaria Autónoma (CEPA), which owns the port in El Salvador, has opted to invest in a model NSC 634 H Terex Noell hydrostatic straddle carrier as it looks to make operational efficiency gains at the Port of Acajutla.
CEPA, Terex said, expects to reduce operating costs by 25-30% with the hydrostatic straddle carrier due to reduced fuel consumption and wear on parts, compared to previous T-type units.