Liebherr has announced the sale of its a new hybrid Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) to Doyle Shipping Group (DSG) at Dublin Port.
The new equipment has a span of 25.9 metres, which is seven containers plus a truck lane wide, along with a lift height of 21 metres, which is one over six containers high, and a safe working load of 41 tonnes.
“Liebherr have worked with Doyle’s Shipping Group at Dublin Port since 1999 when they received the first of six Liebherr Harbour Mobile (LHM) cranes,” said Dan O’Shea, Area Sales Manager for Europe with Liebherr Container Cranes.
“DSG are thoroughly familiar with the benefits of Liebherr equipment, and we are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with this new hybrid RTG.”
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The RTG features Liebherr’s LES 200, a new capacitor system that captures and preserves the energy produced during hoist lowering and braking, which would otherwise go to waste.
The captured energy is redeployed during peak demand to reduce the overall energy consumption and emissions of a RTG, according to the company.
The system is expected to benefit the environment and is also anticipated to cut costs by reducing running and maintenance expenses.
“As two leading companies in the supply chain, we understand the vital importance of operating in a way that minimises our environmental impact, while maximising social and economic benefits,” added O’Shea.
“For our customers, choosing sustainable equipment is a vital first step towards a sustainable economy, where every stage of the supply chain works in harmony to deliver truly sustainable products to consumers.”
This announcement comes less than a month after the Baltic Hub commissioned Liebherr to retrofit a hybrid green energy storage solution on one of its Liebherr RTGs.
The company has made several other significant transactions this year.
In January, Salerno Container Terminals (SCT) obtained a fifth Liebherr mobile harbour crane, LHM 600 HR, building upon a partnership that began around 2017.
More recently, Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven (CTW) placed an order for two dual trolley ship to shore container (STS) cranes with Liebherr Container Cranes.