28/03/2013 - 20:06 pm

Liebherr sends first rail-mounted gantry cranes to Middle East


Liebherr Container Cranes will deliver six rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes to the Jubail Commercial Port in Saudi Arabia. The cranes have a span of 43m and can span 14 containers wide and stack 1 over 6 containers high. They have been ordered by Sinopec E&C Middle East Co. Ltd. on behalf of Sabic.

The RMGs have a wide leg and narrow leg outreach of 17.5m and 16.5m respectively, giving a total bridge length of 77m. The cranes have a safe working load of 40 tonnes under a telescopic spreader and the lift height over the rail is 21m.

Other recent deliveries of RMGs include two units to the port of Southampton and two RMGs for Vladivostok, Russia.

Liebherr Container Cranes sales and marketing manager Gerry Bunyan said: “Traditionally Liebherr have supplied RMGs to intermodal and port terminals in Ireland, UK and in Europe. This new order represents Liebherr‘s first supply of rail-mounted gantry cranes to the Middle East, an area where Liebherr have for many years supplied ship-to-shore container cranes and rubber-tyred gantry cranes. This delivery of RMGs represents a further expansion of our product range in the region.”

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