Liebherr Container Cranes has signed a contract to supply two ship-to-shore container cranes to Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, as part of a 30-year strategic plan to boost service levels at the Port Adelaide Terminal.
The post-Panamax cranes will have an operational outreach of 50 m and a safe working load (SWL) of 65 tonnes under twin lift spreader and 80 tonnes under hook beam. The lift height over rail will be 38 m, with a span of 25.3 m and the back reach of 20 m.
The investment in the cranes is part of a series of upgrades at the port that aim to put Port Adelaide on the map as a world class container facility, with an annual projected throughput of 700,000 teu while allowing for increased vessel turnaround at the port.
Peter Cheers, general manager of Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal commented: “We conducted rigorous supplier evaluations as part of our procurement process and assessed this in-line with our long-run planning for the terminal. The post-panamax Liebherr cranes were the best match for our requirements and will allow us to maximise the flow-on benefits for our customers.”