Work to increase the Yuandong port terminal’s capacity is now in Phase V, and will rapidly increase the level of container traffic throughput from port’s 2010 capacity of 13 million TEUs.

These gantries are available with under-spreader capacities up to 40.6t, a 23.47m track gauge and a 1 over 5 high stacking capacity. Ningbo Port Group already operates 135 similar Terex gantries across China.

Ningbo Port Group’s engineering department manager for the Phase V Yuandong terminal expansion, Chen Yonging, explains that one of the main considerations for the port however, was balancing the cost of the new machines against the capabilities needed.

“The high quality and robust reliability of Terex Noell RTGs, plus the great relationship that we share with the company’s team, had a strong influence on our purchase decision,” said Chen Yonging.

“This contract was awarded on the basis of the machines’ excellent quality/price ratio, and the need to sustain our capacity to handle containerised goods reliably and cost-effectively as our terminal continues to grow.”

Terex says its RTGs are built for highly selective and space-intensive container stacking and handling.

Terex China President Ken Lousberg commented: “For Terex Port Equipment, this new order demonstrates our customer’s confidence in our commitment to the growth of its business in China.

“Terex Noell ERTG’s have a time-proven reputation for reliable, cost-effective performance, and we are proud to have been chosen to continue to support our customer in the successful development of its Phase V Yuandong port terminal.”

The delivery of the cranes, scheduled for Q4 2011, will help Ningbo Port grow from its position as the third largest port in China and the world’s eighth largest port.