August 14 - The IPA Steel Terminal in Altamira, Mexico has taken delivery of its second Gottwald mobile harbour crane, with a maximum lifting capacity of 100 tonnes.

The 200,000 sq m steel and breakbulk terminal has handled over 5,100,000 tonnes of steel since its opening in 2009. The terminal provides rail and road links to Monterrey, Monclova, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Guadalajara and Mexico City.

The new Gottwald crane will be added to the terminal's existing 100-tonne capacity model, in addition to its heavy-duty forklift range.

Clipper Group, which is one of the four shareholders in the IPA Steel Terminal, explained that the new HMK260E crane will be able to execute heavy lifts of up to 150 tonnes in tandem with the terminal's existing mobile harbour crane. 

Read more about the Altamira terminal here.