Friday, April 26, 2013

New Container Cranes Support Shipping of Freight Right Across the Globe

Liebherr Confirms Latest Set of Orders
Shipping News Feature

IRELAND – ARGENTINA – UKRAINE – Whilst many in the ocean freight shipping community are struggling to make a profit the container crane division at Liebherr has just confirmed a number of orders from existing clients which are due for handover this year. Killarney based Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd are fighting off stiff competition from other worldwide producers in waht is a very competetive sector.

Exolgan Container Terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina has purchased a further ship to shore container crane from Liebherr. The commissioning of this crane which is due to be completed in the coming months will bring to nine, the number of Liebherr ship to shore cranes at Exolgan Container Terminal. Like the previous crane which was handed over last September, this crane has an outreach of 51.5 metres a safe working load of 62.5 tonnes under twinlift spreader, has a lift height over rail of 40 metres and can handle vessels with up to 20 rows of containers.

Meanhile in Ukraine three more Liebherr ship to shore cranes will be purchased by HPC Ukrania, a division of Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH, for the new deepwater container terminal at Quarintine Mole, Odessa. The cranes have an outreach of 54.5 metres, a lift height over rail of 41.5 metres, a safe working load of 65 tonnes under twin lift spreader and will also be capable of servicing vessels with up to 20 rows of containers.

Photo: Liebherr Ship to Shore Cranes Working at Exolgan Container Terminal Buenos Aires Argentina