Thursday, May 14, 2020

New Container Crane Order Includes Autonomous Housekeeping Ability

Additional Handling Equipment to Boost Port TEU Throughput
Shipping News Feature

IRELAND – CANADA – It seems Termont, the freight handler which has two terminals operating in Montreal, really likes Liebherr container cranes. Termont, which has a long term contract with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), already had five Liebherr ship to shore (STS) and eleven Liebherr rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and now has ordered two more additions to its fleet.

The new equipment, another ship to shore unit and a rail mounted gantry (RMG) crane, will operate at Termont’s Viau Terminal. The terminal opened in 2016 and quickly reached capacity so the new equipment will increase its potential throughput to 600,000 TEU and help maximise container handling ability on the Island of Montreal.

The new STS crane is a twin lift model identical to previously supplied cranes and features an outreach of 48 metres, a back reach of 15.24 metres, a span of 18.29 metres and a lift height over rail of 33.5 metres. The RMG is Liebherr’s first such sale in Canada and has a safe working load of 65 tonnes under twin lift spreader.

With a span of 36.6 metres, a lift height over rail of 18.5 metres and a single cantilever of 17 metres, the machine will stack containers one over five high. During quieter periods, the crane will carry out fully automatic stack housekeeping. However, in the event of an exception, the RMG can be controlled via a remote operator.

To ensure compliance with the strict environmental conditions at the port, the RMG features a super quiet machinery trolley with extensive sound dampening features. Speaking about the order Liebherr Container Cranes Area Sales Manager – Americas, Ray Cronin commented:

“We are delighted with this latest order from Termont, a partner with whom we have a long-standing and successful relationship. We are very proud to continue this partnership and to provide equipment that will drive productivity and allow us to continue providing service and support for decades to come.”