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Liebherr Container Cranes secures APM Terminals Gothenburg order
The megamax ship to shore cranes have an outreach of 65 m, allowing them to work on container vessels with up to 24 container wide across the deck, a back reach of 25 m and a rail span of 30.48 m. The cranes will have safe working load of 65 t under twinlift spreader and feature a number of features designed to increase productivity including a straddle carrier positioning system, vessel stack profiling and smart slowdown. Crane to ship and crane to crane anti-collision systems will also be installed.
In addition to the ship to shore cranes, two rail mounted gantry cranes will be supplied to the port. The cranes will stack 1 over 5 high, have a span of 30.6m and feature a wide leg and narrow leg outreach of 14.5 m. Both the ship to shore and rail mounted gantry cranes will have Liebherr AC drive systems.
The new Liebherr cranes will allow the port to increase capacity by 50%.
Following extensive factory testing and assembly at Liebherr Container Cranes LTD in Ireland, the cranes will be shipped in large pre assembled components for a quick and efficient installation and commissioning at the Port of Gothenburg.
Liebherr commissioned its first ship to shore container crane in Sweden in 1981 and today Liebherr container cranes can be found in Karlstad, Malmo, Gävle and Norrköping.
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