Thursday, May 3, 2012

Liebherr See First Major Delivery to Brazilian Container Terminal Group

New Cranes Installed to Boost Productivity
Shipping News Feature

BRAZIL - In these strained economic times many companies are turning to the BRICS economies for a new and enhanced source of income and one such is Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. which has recently delivered two of its giant Ship-to-Shore Container Cranes to TCP Paranagua, Brazil. The port has been developed by TCP, Terminal de Containers de Paranagua, into one of the most modern container handling facilities in the whole South American continent.

The container cranes have a waterside outreach of 52.50 metres with a span of 18 metres and can support 75 tonnes on a hookbeam, and are the first Liebherr ship to shore container cranes delivered to Brazil. Mr Gerry Bunyan, sales and marketing manager at Liebherr Container Cranes summed up the situation thus:

“We are delighted to have these Liebherr Megamax ship to shore cranes operational in Paranagua. The addition of these cranes to the current operation, allows terminal capacity to increase to more than 1.2 million TEU per year. This recent expansion at Paranagua is driven by satisfying client needs in offering increased port productivity and turnaround. The addition of the two Liebherr STS cranes is in perfect synergy with these ideals and has the added benefit of delivering lifetime value and reliability.”

Photo: Shows one of the giant cranes, with a travel speed of 45 metres per minute and a total lift height under a spreader of 38 metres, in action