23/01/2020 - 11:39 am

MGT place order for four Liebherr ship to shore container cranes.

Liebherr Container Cranes and Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) have announced the signing of a contract for the supply of four large ship to shore (STS) container cranes to the Cast Container Terminal in Montreal, Canada.

The Port of Montreal has experienced increased container traffic for a number of years and forecasts show that this trend will continue. Investment in quality infrastructure is key to handling this increased demand for the future. “MGT is very pleased to team up once again with Liebherr for this important investment in energy-efficient cranes that will support our efforts to optimize productivity and improve our service offering to our customers”, said Michael Fratianni, CEO of MGT. The cranes will easily handle the largest container vessels currently visiting the Port of Montreal and are future proofed to handle even larger vessels of up to 21 container rows across the deck, significantly improving the operational capacity of the Cast Container Terminal.

The new STS cranes will be supplied to the Cast Terminal in the 3rd quarter of 2021 and will have a safe working load of 65 t under twin lift spreader with an outreach of 55.38 m, a span of 15.24 m and a backreach of 18.29 m.  The cranes feature a curve going gantry system to allow the cranes to move and operate on two interconnected angular berths and will join existing Liebherr ship to shore container cranes already at the terminal.

Based in Killarney Ireland,  Liebherr Container Cranes (LCC) have a long established relationship with MGT that stretches back over 20 years.   MGT have previously sourced five ship to shore container cranes and eighteen rubber tyre gantry cranes from Liebherr since 1997 and David Griffin, managing director – sales with LCC said  “We are delighted with this latest order from Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership.  It is very rewarding for us to see the existing Liebherr equipment help drive productivity at MGT and we are looking forward to seeing these new cranes, along with the recently delivered ten ERTGs provide many decades of exceptional service to MGT.”

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