Libra Terminal to Receive New Equipment (Brazil)
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply Libra Terminais Rio S/A (Libra) with 12 Terex® rubber-tyred gantry cranes. They are to be delivered in the fall of 2014 to the Libra terminal in the Bay of Rio de Janeiro.
The cranes will be shipped to Rio, already assembled, from the TPS plant in Xiamen, PR China. TPS’ Brazilian distributor, Terminal Full Dealer (TFD), who facilitated the order, will be responsible for unloading, commissioning and hand-over on site.
This investment is Libra’s response to the considerable increase in handling rates at the terminal in Rio de Janeiro, as João Pedro Rotta from Libra’s management explained: “We are currently handling approximately 250,000 TEU per year, a volume which stretched our previous infrastructure to its limits.”
The company therefore decided to expand its existing fleet and to diversify at the same time, Rotta added.
The cranes are designed in the Terex E-RTG variant and are powered with electricity from the terminal’s electricity supply. The power is fed to the crane via a cable which passes over a cable drum on the crane. The advantage over cranes with a conventional diesel-electric drive is that they do not generate any local exhaust emissions and have low noise emissions.
Press Release, August 11, 2014