Liebherr Container Cranes confirm equipment deliveries to Gothenburg and Rotterdam
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Liebherr straddle carriers in operation at New Zealand’s Lyttleton Port. Image: Liebherr Container Cranes
Liebherr Container Cranes has announced container handling equipment orders from the ECT Delta Terminal in Rotterdam and APM Terminals Gothenburg.
Seven Liebherr SC340S straddle carriers will be delivered to ECT, Europe’s largest deepwater container terminal, while two megamax ship-to-shore (STS) and two rail-mounted gantry cranes (RTGs) will be shipped to APM Terminals’ Swedish box facility.
ECT’s straddle carriers, scheduled for delivery in the final quarter of the year, will operate primarily in the landside interface zone, shuttling between the automatic stacking cranes and trucks. In addition, the straddles will handle multi-trailers for intra-terminal transfer for onward transport by train or barge.
Meanwhile, the new STS cranes destined for APM Terminals Gothenburg, boasting an outreach of up to 65 metres, will be capable of serving vessels 24 containers wide, which will enable the port to increase its capacity by as much as 50 percent, according to Liebherr.
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