MSC Gate Terminal Bremerhaven has ordered two megamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes from Liebherr Container Cranes in order to handle the world’s largest container vessels.
The cranes, which are due for handover before the end of 2020, have an outreach of 73 m (25 container rows), a backreach of 25 m, a span of 30.48 m and a lift height over rail of 51.2 m.
MSC Gate Bremerhaven is a joint venture between Eurogate and Terminal Investments Limited (TIL) which operates the berths and terminal facilities exclusively for MSC vessels.
The new cranes will be the latest in a long line of STS cranes delivered to the Hamburg/Bremerhaven region and will mark the 22nd and 23rd large STS crane delivered since the start of 2017.
Liebherr Container Cranes’ sales and marketing manager Gerry Bunyan said: “Recent years have seen Liebherr establish and grow our presence at a number of different ports and terminals in the North Sea.
“We are delighted to be part of our customers’ success stories as they drive business at some of Europe’s largest ports. Liebherr Container Cranes takes great pride in building long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with our customers and we look forward to building on our recent successes in the region.”
Eurogate also placed an order with Liebherr for six megamax STS cranes for their container terminal in Hamburg earlier in 2019 which are due to be delivered and handed over by summer 2020.
Liebherr also delivered six similar ultra large STS cranes to the North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven and have received an order for an additional four cranes.