Friday, May 11, 2012

New Zealand Port Just Keeps Buying More Container Ship to Shore Cranes

Longevity and Reliability the Secret to Repeat Orders says Liebherr
Shipping News Feature

NEW ZEALAND – Liebherr Container Cranes are celebrating a recent repeat order for two of the company’s super post panamax cranes. The customer is the Port of Tauranga in New Zealand which claims to be the island nation’s largest and most efficient handling facility and this will bring the number of Liebherr ship to shore (STS) cranes operating within the port to seven.

The two cranes have an identical specification to cranes delivered three years ago with safe working load of sixty tonnes under a spreader, an outreach of forty eight metres and a lifting height over the rail of thirty two metres. The new cranes are scheduled for delivery in 2013 and 2014 and Liebherr says the Port of Tauranga has been utilising its equipment since the 1970’s with Marketing Manager Gerry Bunyan commenting:

“The longevity, productivity and reliability of a Liebherr crane are its hallmarks and the Port of Tauranga has been witness to this through the last five decades and Liebherr has delivered cranes to Tauranga in 1991, 2004 and again in 2009. This level of repeat business is nothing new for Liebherr and in fact is the norm, once clients get to experience a Liebherr Crane.”

Photo: Five Liebherr STS cranes operating at night in the Port of Tauranga.