Continental's New Range for Port Applications

Continental Port

Continental introduced its new radial port tyre portfolio at this year's TOC Europe in Rotterdam, developed to meet the exacting demands of vehicles utilised in terminal operations.

New Radial Tyre Launched

With this newly expanded port portfolio specifically designed for load & carry applications, Continental becomes a full solutions provider for port operations. Under the slogan ‘Every move you make’, the technology company showed its complete port product range at the trade fair, including V.ply tyres, radial tyres and digital solutions.

New radial tyres: High mileage and endurance for load & 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. They 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 in 24” sizes, 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 & carry applications, including heavy forklift trucks, empty container handlers, reach stackers, straddle carriers and terminal tractors, amongst others.

Also on display at TOC Europe were Continentals V.ply tyres with Port Plus Compound, which are the perfect solution for typical pick & stack applications. When loading and unloading containers around the container stack, 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. 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 tyre for all required vehicle/application combinations.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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