Continental targets full solutions provision for port industry alongside new tyre portfolio
Continental will introduce its new radial port tyre portfolio at this year’s TOC Europe in Rotterdam. Developed to meet the demands of vehicles used for terminal operations, the newly expanded port portfolio is specifically designed for load and carry applications. The company also emphasises its service provision and aim to become a full solutions provider for port operations, referencing its slogan, ‘Every move you make’. Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) will show its complete port product range at the trade fair, including V.ply tyres, radial tyres, and digital solutions on 18-20 June at booth D72 in Hall 1 at Rotterdam Ahoy.
Every day containers are transported many kilometres from one location to another on the extensive grounds of international ports. For these demanding load and carry applications, Conti says radial tyres offer the best solution, with low heat generation and a flat tread contour for high mileage over long distances. The manufacturer’s three new radial tyres for port applications are the ContiRT20 in 24” sizes, the ContainerMaster Radial, and the StraddleMaster Radial. Conti says they mark “a new chapter in its port history.” They are provided in fitments for heavy forklift trucks, empty container handlers, reach stackers, straddle carriers, and terminal tractors amongst others.
Continental’s V.ply tyres with Port Plus Compound will also be displayed as an existing solution for typical pick and stack applications. When loading and unloading containers around the container stack, mobile crane type vehicles such as reach stackers, empty container handlers and rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTG), need to drive short distances at low speed. However, they have a high load requirement and a high degree of turning on the spot. The V.ply construction offers good stability and wear; the strong sidewalls and the highly abrasive and crack-resistant compound make them the perfect solution for these daily challenges.
With the expansion of the port portfolio, Continental is able to offer the most suitable tire for all required vehicle/application combinations. Whether a vehicle is designated to perform pick and stack or load and carry applications, or even both tasks, customers can rely on the extensive experience of Continental.
Continental will also showcase its digital tyre pressure monitoring systems for individual vehicles and ContiConnect for fleets, which enhance safety and efficiency in terminal operations.