Tuesday , 16 July 2019
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The Eurogate terminal in Bremerhaven has taken delivery of four new container cranes from ZPMC of China, which will be used to handle the latest generation of 10,000 teu mega-ships at its Stromkaje pier. The giant cranes are capable of handling 22 containers across on-deck; a fifth unit, part of the same order, will be delivered in May.

New STS cranes for Eurogate terminals

Each crane weighs around 2,000 tonnes, and has a waterside outreach of 62.5 m and a lifting capacity of 97 tonnes when fully extended. They feature a hatch cover stowage area in the backreach area, which saves space and facilitates handling. The cranes left Shanghai at the beginning of January and arrived at Bremerhaven in early April via the Indian Ocean.

A further five ZPMC container cranes were delivered to Eurogate’s new terminal in Tangier, Morocco at the end of March. Each of these cranes weighs 1,680 tonnes, has a reach of 65 m from the quayside and is capable of lifting loads of 65 tonnes.

“The arrival of the first five ship-to-shore cranes at Eurogate Tanger represents an important milestone in the set-up of the terminal,” said Domenico Bagalà, chairman of the board of Eurogate Tanger SA. “Due to its geostrategic position, Tangier represents a potential crossroads for global container traffic on north–south and east–west routes.”