Continental launched its new radial port tyre portfolio at the 2019 TOC Europe in Rotterdam, which took place recently in The Netherlands.
The new line-up has been developed to meet the exacting demands of vehicles utilised in terminal operations. With this newly expanded port portfolio specifically designed for load and carry applications, Continental has become a full solutions provider for port operations, offering a complete port product range that includes V.ply tyres, radial tyres and digital solutions.
New radial tyres: High mileage and endurance for load and carry applications
Day in and day out, containers are transported many kilometres from one location to another on the extensive grounds of international ports. For these demanding ‘load & carry’ applications, radial tyres are the perfect solution, particularly in the tough Middle Eastern climate.
The tyres offer low heat generation and a flat tread contour, ensuring a high level of endurance and mileage over long distances. With the launch of three new radial tyres for port applications – the ContiRT20, the ContainerMaster Radial and the StraddleMaster Radial – Continental begins a new chapter in its port history. The tyres are perfectly suited to various vehicle types utilised in load and carry applications, including heavy forklift trucks, empty container handlers, reach stackers, straddle carriers and terminal tractors, amongst others.
Holistic product range: Extensive portfolio fits all customer requirements
Continental’s V.ply tyres with Port Plus Compound, which are the perfect solution for typical pick and stack applications, were also on display at the trade fair.
Although mobile crane type vehicles such as reach stackers, empty container handlers and rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTG) need to drive short distances at low speed when loading and unloading containers, they still 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 the daily challenges faced in the region’s climate
With the expansion of the port portfolio, Continental is able to offer the most suitable tyres for different required vehicle/application combinations. Whether a vehicle is designated to perform ‘pick & stack’ or ‘load & carry’ applications, or even both tasks, customers can rely on the extensive experience of Continental.
Additionally, Continental also showcased its digital tyre pressure monitoring systems for individual vehicles and ContiConnect for fleets, which enhance safety and efficiency in terminal operations.