Liebherr to supply three automated STS cranes to HHLA

Liebherr to supply three automated, dual trolley, ship to shore container cranes to HHLA

Liebherr has announced the sale to Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) of three big dual trolley ship to shore container cranes (STS).

The advanced cranes mark a significant milestone in Liebherr’s longstanding partnership with HHLA.

Following the successful delivery of two STS cranes in 2015 and three in 2017 to HHLA’s Container Terminal Tollerort, the newly acquired dual trolley cranes are the first step in a new strategic alliance.

Together, HHLA and Liebherr aim to drive forward innovative and sustainable change in the logistics industry.

The cranes have a safe working load of 75 tonnes twin lift at an outreach of 61 metres, lift height of 53 metres, back reach of 24.5 metres and a span of 35 metres.

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The cabinless cranes will operate entirely through automation and remote control.

Liebherr’s automation technology enables autonomous operation for most of the cycle but facilitates remote control via the Liebherr Remote Operator Station (ROS), for pick and place on the vessel, according to the company.

With two trolleys operating on a single crane, dual trolley STS cranes offer exceptional operational
flexibility and increased efficiency.

READ: Liebherr introduces new hybrid RTG at Dublin Port

The primary trolley handles container transfers between the ship and the landside, while the secondary portal trolley can simultaneously handle transfers from the crane to the automated guided vehicles.

Liebherr reported that this parallel operation decouples the landside and seaside operations, reducing wait times and significantly improving vessel turnaround times.

This also enhances operational safety, maximises productivity, and optimises operations at the container terminal.

In January 2023, Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH delivered a new LHM 800 High Rise mobile harbour crane to its customer, Port Esbjerg, in Denmark. 

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