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Liebherr to supply two new STS cranes to the Port of Liverpool

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Liebherr Container Cranes will deliver two more STS cranes to the Port of Liverpool to join the five cranes currently at the port.

The two new cranes are replacements for two of the existing STS cranes, which will be relocated to Peel Ports’ Greenock Ocean Terminal at Clydeport.

Peel Ports Group placed the order for the Port of Liverpool, one of the largest container ports in the UK. The two cranes will be ready for operation in early 2022.

The new STS cranes have an outreach and lift height of 40m, a backreach of 18m, a span of 16.78m, and a Safe Working Load of 40 tonnes under single lift spreader.

The Liebherr crane design utilises high tensile steel and a lattice boom and beam, resulting in a lighter crane with reduced wheel loads, a key consideration due to the narrow span and quay structure at the Port of Liverpool.

The cranes will undergo trial assembly and testing of individual drives before shipping, to allow for a rapid and straightforward commissioning.

Simultaneous motions of all drives and mechanical antisway are among the standard Liebherr features included for a productive and efficient crane.

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