The first stage of Bronka’s port facilities is now complete after a Liebherr LHM 800 mobile port crane was recently installed at the port.
Alexei Shukletsov, Managing Director of the Port of Bronka, said: “We are using the crane at both our container and RoRo Terminals for loading heavy cargo. Given the increasing size and greater weight of industrial plant components, we are optimally positioned for the future.”
Built within eight months, the LHM 800 in heavy load configuration was delivered completely assembled to the Port of Bronka by the freighter, MV Papenburg.
The cargo handling operation currently has four Liebherr STS P167 L (WS) container gantry cranes and 10 RTG cranes built by Konecranes of Finland.
The cranes have a stacking height of one-over-five standard containers and can reach over a stack width of six containers plus discharge and load rail tracks, with a lifting capacity of 45 tonnes beneath the spreader.
The high-performance container gantry cranes with a boom reach of 51 metres are capable of discharging or loading 18 adjacent containers on deck.
Bronka’s intermodal handling facilities are now optimally positioned for handling post-Panamax vessels.
1.3 kilometres’ away at Bronka Marshalling Yard, work has been completed on the tracks linking the Port of Bronka with the yard and the Russian rail network.