Liebherr supplies Rijeka Gateway new remote yard cranes

Liebherr supplies Rijeka Gateway new remote yard cranes

Liebherr Container Cranes has announced its partnership with Rijeka Gateway, supplying the terminal in Croatia with remote control yard cranes.

As part of this project, Liebherr will supply the terminal with 15 electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) and two rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes.

Liebherr’s ERTGs are powered by electric busbar technology with drive-in auto-connect functionality.

The elimination of all hydraulics and the utilisation the Liebherr Liduro Power Port, a mobile lithium-ion battery that provides power for cross-travelling between stacks ensures emission free operation, in line with the terminals’ ambitious decarbonisation roadmap and Terminal of the Future concept.

The electric powered RTGs are supplemented by two advanced RMGs for intermodal handling at the terminal. This solution ensures a completely emission-free operation at the port, according to Liebherr.

The Liebherr ERTGs and RMGs feature dedicated Liebherr Remote Operator Stations (ROS), enabling crane control from a convenient office setting. This not only improves safety and productivity but also reportedly sets the stage for a potential future transition to fully automated operation.

Liebherr’s advanced no-sway reeving, and simultaneous motion of all drives is supplied as standard, making sure that remote operators experience immediate benefits, reportedly ensuring high productivity right from the start. The inclusion of scanners and safety features guarantees a secure and efficient operation.

In keeping with the terminal’s commitment to sustainability, the adoption of remotely controlled cranes eliminates the need for operators to be physically present on the cranes, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.

Declan O’Sullivan, General Manager, Sales at Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd., commented: “Sustainability is at the core of our solution.”

“We understand the importance of environmentally responsible practices, and we strive to be a leader in sustainable supply chains. With our Liebherr solution, customers can not only achieve operational excellence but also contribute to a more sustainable future.”

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He expressed his firm belief that by embracing advanced technology and sustainable practices, Liebherr can reshape the industry and drive positive change for generations to come.

“The partnership between Liebherr Container Cranes and Rijeka Gateway exemplifies the shared commitment to innovation and sustainability.

“By leveraging remote operations and advanced equipment, the terminal is establishing new benchmarks for operational efficiency, safety, and environmental responsibility in the Adriatic region,” O’Sullivan added.

In October 2023, APM Terminals (APMT) Liberia announced it is set to see a further efficiency boost following the commissioning of two Liebherr 600 mobile harbour cranes.

More recently, GT USA’s Canaveral Cargo Terminal (CCT) won a bid to receive and assemble one of Liebherr‘s biggest movable harbour cranes in the US at its terminal.

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