Tandem Lift LHM Cranes Join Germany’s Emden Port

 12 Jan 2018 09.36am

Ems Ports Agency & Stevedoring (EPAS), a German port handling company, recently received two new Liebherr mobile harbour cranes to improve its turnover capacity at Port of Emden’s Nordkai terminal in Germany.

Both cranes are type LHM 420 and can handle up to 248 tonnes in tandem lift operation.

The two machines will further improve the logistic process at the in Emden by assisting in EPAS’s ship agency services, which cover transshipment, stevedoring, and the chartering of sea and inland waterway vessels.

The support of shipyard ships, new constructions and repair ships in the North German seaports is also part of the range of services of the company.

At the end of 2017, EPAS also received two new Liebherr machines, type LHM 420, from the Liebherr maritime headquarter in Rostock, Germany.

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Each crane has a maximum lifting capacity of 124 tonnes at an outreach of up to 18 metres.

The cranes are capable of twin lift operations, controlled by Liebherr’s synchronised lifting assist system Sycratronic.

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Sycratronic makes it possible to use two Liebherr cranes in tandem mode.

A crane operator controls the movement of both machines that are electronically synchronized.

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While manual tandem lifts must be restricted to 75% of the crane's capacity, Sycratronic guarantees 100% utilization of the maximum load capacity.

In tandem lift operation EPAS can now lift goods weighing up to 248 tonnes and handle multiple ships simultaneously.

Heinrich Smidt, Managing Director of EPAS, said: “The purchase of the two very powerful new Liebherr cranes is the prelude to a series of investments we are planning to provide our customers with the best possible service and competitive positioning in the future.”

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