Continental Commercial Specialty Tyres (CST) and the Belgian specialist for port tow tractors and trailer solutions MOL have announced their cooperation at the TOC fair in Amsterdam. The fair for port, shipping and terminal technology took place from 27 June through to 29 June in Amsterdam.
Continental Commercial Specialty Tyres (CST) has expanded its terminal tyre portfolio with the addition of a new TractorMaster size. The company’s Petaling Jaya industrial tyre factory in Malaysia began producing the TractorMaster in size 280/75 R 22.5 in April.
BKT has launched its latest tyre for terminal tractors, Portmax PT 93, from its booth at Automechanika Dubai, of which the Indian multinational is Diamond Sponsor and Official Tire Partner. Alongside the new product, BKT promoted a selection of its tyres for the industrial sector from its booth at the Dubai World Trade Center between 7 and 9 May.
Bridgestone has forged a partnership with Peel Ports Group at its new £300 million Liverpool 2 container terminal. The deep water facility is able to handle 95 per cent of the world’s container ships and Bridgestone reports that the tyre firm will provide a ‘Total Tyre Care’ service for Liverpool 2’s container handling machinery.
Bridgestone’s Peter Harriss, major accounts executive, has been in discussions with Peel Ports for a number of months and has confirmed that Bridgestone will be supplying tyres for the fleet’s straddle carriers, reach stackers and mobile cranes: “We have been working with Peel Ports for some time and to be able to support their team at the prestigious Liverpool 2 development is a huge coup for us.”
Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) has been presenting selected products from its port tyre range at this year’s TOC Europe event. For the first time, the TractorMaster tyre will be showcased in the new 280/75 R22.5 size.
“Port logistics is constantly changing. Digitalization, connectivity, and the requirements for minimal downtimes and reduced costs are challenges that our customers have to overcome,” said Julian Alexander, Product Line Manager Material Handling at Continental CST. “We are constantly developing our product range in order to be able to offer the best solutions for their individual needs from a single source – and for every port vehicle.”