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Zweibrücken, Germany, February 15, 2011 – Terex Cranes announces the delivery of its first two Terex® FDC 18K6 Empty Container Handler units to Hipercon Terminais de Carga Ltda, Santos Port, Brazil.

As one of the leading logistics companies operating in one of the largest and most complex ports in the country, Hipercon took delivery of its two FDC 18K6 Empty Container Handlers by Terex Cranes dealer Equiport on November 8th.

Since the beginning of its partnership with Terex Cranes in Brazil 16 years ago, Equiport has gained strong experience in the port equipment sector, offering dedicated customer service provided by highly trained after-sales teams and a stock of 2000 original spare parts. Equiport recently complemented its Port Equipment portfolio with Terex® Empty Container Handlers and Forklifts.

With several hundred units in operation worldwide, the FDC 18K6 is considered as one of the most reliable and trusted 6-high container handlers currently available. Equipped with a 200 HP engine, hydrodynamic transmission and hydraulic side spreader for 20 and 40-foot containers, the FDC 18K6 is one the most popular, time proven models in its category. “We chose this model for offering the right combination of reliability, compact size, high speed operation and low maintenance costs”, said Mr. Renato Nunes dos Reis, General Manager, Hipercon.

In partnership with Equiport, Terex Cranes has sold over 350 reach stacker units to over 70 customers in 14 ports throughout Brazil. “For Terex, this delivery premier is a good example of just how well our offering is suited to the needs of the Brazilian customers. We are satisfied to see the success of our Empty Container Handlers after we have been very successful with our Reach Stackers on the Brazilian market” said Thomas Ostermann, Vice President Terex Cranes & Managing Director, Port Equipment.


About Hipercon

Founded in 1983, Hipercon is one of the leading port operators in Brazil. Recognized for service excellence by over 2000 customers worldwide, Hipercon is an operating and shipping agency partner for companies in the international trading sector providing comprehensive infrastructure and services in the following areas: Material Supply, Logistics, Transport, Railway Access, Warehousing and Bonded Warehouses, Vehicle Terminal, Cargo Consolidation, Packaging and Pallet services, Equipment Leasing, Container Repairs, Customs Clearance, Redex System.

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About Terex

Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer operating in four business segments: Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Terex Construction, Terex Cranes, and Terex Materials Processing. 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

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The two Terex® FDC 18K6 Empty Container units delivered to Hipercon Terminais de Carga Ltda, Santos Port, Brazil







Terex® FDC 18K6 Empty Container Handler in operation.

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