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First Terex® Noell hydro static straddle carrier
in Central America going to port in El Salvador
ZWEIBRÜCKEN, February 22, 2010 - The Port of Acajutla, El Salvador, will be the first container terminal in Central America using Terex® Noell Hydro Static Straddle Carriers model NSC 634 H to improve operational efficiency.
The port belongs to the Comisión Ejecutiva Portuaria Autónoma (CEPA) in El Salvador. Focusing on the use of new technology, CEPA is known as a technical leader in the region, with a high consciousness for terminal efficiency.
The CEPA operating team expects a 25-30% reduction in operating costs, due to reduced fuel consumption and wear on parts, compared to previous T-Type units. Furthermore, the new Terex® Noell Hydro Static Straddle Carrier will provide added flexibility for possible expansions of the terminal.
Central American terminals have a long history of using straddle carriers for high speed container handling. Traditionally, the market has been dominated by diesel-mechanical machines. Terex Corporation acquired Noell Mobile Systems GmbH in 2009, helping Terex Port Equipment to become a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of straddle carriers and sprinters.
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer operating in four business segments: Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Terex Construction, Terex Cranes and Terex Materials Processing & Mining. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, energy, refining, and utility industries. Terex offers a complete line of financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information on Terex can be found at www.terex.com.
From left to right in front of the new NSC 634H Terex® Noell Hydro Static Straddle Carrier at the CEPA terminal in Acajutla, El Salvador: Rolando Magaña (Service Engineer, Port of Acajutla), Catalina De Murcia (Manager of Construmarket, Noell agent in El Salvador ), Francisco E. Portillo (Port Manager, Port of Acajutla) , Gerardo Guerra (Service Director, Construmarket), David Polanco (Operations Manager of CEPA), Michael Kuebler (Project Manager Noell), Eric Colditz (Sales Manager Noell)