30/01/2013 - 14:35 pm

Liebherr straddle carriers for New Zealand port


Ireland-based Liebherr Container Cranes will supply straddle carriers to New Zealand with the Port of Tauranga placing an order for three SC350T units.

These machines will stack one over two high and will be fitted with a 50t Stinis twin lift spreader. They allow individual twin handling of a 20 foot container at either end of the spreader and incorporate the Liebherr drive and control system as well as facilitating remote access to the crane management system and operational statistics.

These straddle carriers are due for delivery in the first quarter of 2013. The Port already operates five Liebherr ship-to-shore cranes with two more Liebherr super post panamax cranes due at the port in 2013 and 2014. 

Liebherr Container Cranes mobile product manager Paul Bolger said: “The Port of Tauranga has operated Liebherr cranes since the 70s and they are well aware of the performance and reliability associated with our products. It is a pleasure to supply Liebherr straddle carriers to help bring increased capacity and productivity in view of the recent surge in the port’s handling volumes.”

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