Liebherr Strengthens US Container Terminals
Liebherr Container Cranes has announced its delivery of four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to terminals in the US, including Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) and Penn Terminals.
Located in New Jersey, the Port Newark Container Terminal has received two 69-metre megamax outreach cranes from Liebherr, while Penn Terminals, in Eddystone, Pennsylvania, has taken delivery of two Liebherr super post panamax STS cranes.
According to a statement, PNCT’s new machines are the first of four Liebherr STS cranes that will be introduced to the terminal as part of an improvement and expansion plan, to grow the facility to 309 acres and increase container capacity.
The advanced cranes are fitted with semi automation, electronic anti-sway and a straddle carrier positioning system, allowing for increased productivity and safety.
In addition to this, the cranes are equipped with laser anti-collision systems and a checkers cabin, ensuring accurate container tracking.
Penn Terminals (Credit: Liebherr)
Penn Terminals’ new equipment also features semi-automation and an anti-sway feature, which is expected to optimize cycle times and operations at the terminal.
Liebherr discusses innovative technology for modern terminals in a recent Port Technology technical paper
Liebherr has delivered many cranes to the US since supplying ship to shore container cranes to Texas in 1969.
Once the handover of two final cranes at PNCT is completed in the next few months, Liebherr will have delivered 20 STS cranes to the New York/New Jersey region alone this millennium, with 14 of those supplied since 2012.