Liebherr, experts in crane technology for the ports and terminals industry, has received an order for two megamax ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes for the MSC Gate Terminal Bremerhaven, Germany.
According to a statement, the cranes, which are due for handover before the end of 2020 have an outreach of 73 metres – 25 container rows – a backreach of 25 metres, a span of 30.48 metres and a lift height over rail of 51.2 metres, which makes the largest cranes sold by Liebherr and easily able to handle the biggest ships in the world.
The cranes for MSC Gate Bremerhaven will be the latest in a long line of STS cranes delivered to the Hamburg/Bremerhaven region and will mark the 22nd and 23rd crane delivered since the start of 2017 when the first two of STS cranes were delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort, Hamburg.
Gerry Bunyan, Sales and Marketing Manager, Liebherr Container Cranes, said it is another sign of Liebherr’s growing presence in some of Europe’s biggest ports.
“Recent years have seen Liebherr establish and grow our presence at a number of different ports and terminals in the North Sea,” he said.
“We are delighted to be part of our customers’ success stories as they drive business at some of Europe’s largest ports. Liebherr Container Cranes takes great pride in building long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with our customers we look forward to building on our recent successes in the region.”
MSC Gate Bremerhaven is a joint between terminal operator Eurogate and Terminal Investments Limited (TIL), a related company of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the second-largest container shipping line in the world, and which operates the berths and terminal facilities exclusively for MSC vessels.