Liebherr to provide Ship to Shore container cranes to Port of Liverpool
Peel Ports Group has placed an order for two new Liebherr ship to shore (STS) container cranes for their facility at the Port of Liverpool.
The port is the most centrally located container port in the UK and one of the largest, busiest and most diverse docks. The port currently operates five Liebherr STS cranes with the first entering service in 1999.
The new cranes have an outreach and lift height of 40m, a backreach of 18m, a span of 16.785m and a safe working load of 40t under a single lift spreader. The Liebherr crane design utilises high tensile steel and a lattice boom and beam, resulting in a lighter crane with reduced wheel loads. This is a key consideration due to the narrow span and quay structure at the port. The cranes will undergo trial assembly and testing of individual drives before shipping. This allows for a rapid and straightforward commissioning, with the two cranes ready for operation early in 2022. Simultaneous motions of all drives and mechanical antisway are among the standard Liebherr features included for a productive and efficient crane.
The two new cranes are replacements for two existing STS cranes, which will be relocated to Peel Ports’ Greenock Ocean Terminal at Clydeport. The transfer of the cranes from Liverpool will allow Clydeport to offer their customers improved services as they provide an increase in safe working load and operational capability.