Liebherr has delivered its new cabinless ship-to-shore (STS) container crane to Patrick Terminals in Brisbane, Australia.
The crane features extensive automation and utilises Liebherr’s Remote Operator Station (ROS) for pick and place over the vessel and for exception handling, reported the company.
The ROS reportedly allows the same level of crane control as an onboard operator but from an office-based environment.
This semi-automated crane is the first of its kind for Patrick Terminals, and one of the first cabinless
Liebherr STS container cranes to enter service globally.
The company has previously delivered fully automated and cabinless rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes to the terminal.
In addition, it has many automated STS and rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes on order, with several scheduled to be operational in the coming months.
“We are thrilled to unveil the automation capabilities of our Liebherr STS crane at Patrick
Terminals – Brisbane AutoStrad,” said Declan O’Sullivan, General Manager Sales at Liebherr Container
“Through this video, we aim to showcase the power of automation in enhancing port efficiency, safety,
Michael Jovicic, CEO, Patrick Terminals added: “The introduction of the new semi-automated Liebherr
STS crane with a remote-control operator’s station marks a significant milestone in the Patrick
Terminals crane fleet.
“We are proud to have collaborated with Liebherr Container Cranes on this groundbreaking
project, delivering a crane that aligns with our unwavering commitment to safety and efficiency.”