11/07/2012 - 08:07 am

Liebherr container cranes for South African terminal


Killarney, Ireland-based Liebherr Container Cranes has recently delivered and commissioned two Super Post Panamax cranes at the Ngqura Container Terminal, South Africa. The terminal is operated by Transnet and the cranes bring to eight, the total number of Liebherr ship-to-shore cranes operating at the Ngqura terminal.

The cranes, with an outreach of 52m, increases to 27 the number of Liebherr ship-to-shore cranes operated by Transnet in South Africa. These cranes are the last of an order of 18 ship-to-shore cranes placed by Transnet. Six are installed at Pier 1 in Durban, six in Cape town, one at Port Elizabeth and three more at Durban South and East Quays.

The cranes have a lift height of 37m under spreader with a SWL of 60t under a twin lift spreader. Hoist speeds are 70-175m/min, trolley is 220-240m/min and the cranes themselves can travel 37m/min.

Drives are Liebherr D.C. and both cranes include the Liebherr Visuscan Crane Management System and operate with the Navis SPARCS N4 terminal operating system.

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