Liebherr Africa has been awarded a contract to supply a total of 22 cranes – four ship-to-shore (STS) and 18 rubber-tyred-gantry (RTG) cranes – by Transnet Port Terminals in South Africa. The order will be fulfilled with the assistance of Liebherr Container Cranes in Ireland.
Designed to handle container vessels of up to 24 rows across, allowing the world’s largest container vessels to be serviced, the new STS cranes will have an outreach of 65 m, a span of 30.48 m and a back reach of 19 m. They will have a lift height of 41 m and be capable of lifting a 65 tonne load under a twin lift spreader.
The RTGs, which will be deployed at the Ngqura Container Terminal, will span seven containers and a truck lane, stacking up to five containers high. This is Transnet’s first purchase of Liebherr RTGs.