Liebherr Container Cranes has completed the handover of four cranes to APM Terminals Gothenburg, Scandinavia’s largest container terminal.
The order, which consists of two ship-to-shore cranes (STSs) and two rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs), is expected to the strengthen the port’s position as a pivotal trade centre for the region, with Gothenburg handling over 50% of Sweden’s container imports and exports.
The STS cranes from Liebherr, Scandinavia’s largest, have a safe working load of 65 tonnes, as well as advanced systems designed to improve safety and productivity.
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These features include load collision prevention, ship profiling, straddle carrier positioning systems, electronically controlled safe zones and minimal acceleration times on all drives.
Gothenburg’s new RMGs have a lift height over rail of 16.5 metres, giving a stacking height of one over four. This will allow the cranes to handle multiple rail tracks.
Henrik Kristensen, Managing Director of APM Terminals Gothenburg AB, commented: “Gothenburg is Sweden’s most important freight hub and APM Terminals is delighted to evolve the container terminal to continue to be at the forefront of technological development.
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“The investment in these Liebherr machines allows us to continue that journey and bring a faster and more reliable service to our customers.”
Gerry Bunyan, Sales and Marketing Manager of Liebherr Container Cranes, said: “Liebherr Container Cranes and APM Terminals have worked together to deliver a number of different projects.
“The cranes in Gothenburg and the automated Liebherr STS in Maasvlakte II have laid the groundwork to cement a partnership that continues today with a further project in Guatemala.”
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