Chile’s Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso recently ordered three ship-to-shore (STS) cranes from Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd.
The cranes, boasting an outreach of 62 metres and a safe working load of 65 tonnes under twin lift spreader, are the largest container cranes manufactured by Liebherr for the west coast of South America. The giant cranes will allow the terminal to handle the world’s largest ocean carriers.
Recent changes in the shipping industry have seen large post-Panamax vessels calling South America’s west coast, and central Chile has seen a 15 percent increase in container volumes over the past three years.
The acquisition of the Liebherr cranes by TPS allows the port to play a central role in meeting this continued demand, whilst placing the terminal at the forefront of Valparaiso’s port industry once more.