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Montecon S.A. orders two electric rubber tyre gantry cranes

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Montecon S.A. at the Port of Montevideo, Uruguay has placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. for two large electric rubber tyre gantry cranes (ERTG).

The machines are the first Liebherr RTGs in Uruguay. Stacking ten containers and a truck lane wide and one over six containers high, the ERTGs are ideal for maximising space utilisation as the port optimises an RTG operation that includes reefer handling.

The cranes will be delivered to the Port in early 2021.

The port is already familiar with Liebherr machines through operating a fleet of seven Liebherr mobile harbour cranes, the first of which was supplied in 2001.

Montecon already harnesses advanced technologies such as blockchain and are working to integrate 5G and process automation to maximise port productivity. The Liebherr RTGs will complement the port in this regard and are equipped with technology whilst minimising environmental impact.

BTG Autosteering, stack and gantry anti-collision, and a truck anti-lift system are some of the productivity and safety features included. An active front end (AFE) and a CRD electric power supply eliminates emissions and reduces fuel consumption and noise. Embedded fibre communications and Liebherr’s open architecture ensures efficient communications and future proofs the machines for the coming decades.

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