Maher Terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey has ordered three ship-to-shore (STS) cranes from Liebherr Container Cranes, bolstering the port’s ability to handle the world’s largest vessels.
The cranes will take their place alongside the existing eight Liebherr STS cranes at Maher’s terminal. The first two cranes were supplied in 2012 with a further two in 2014 and four in 2016.
With a span of 30.48 m, a back reach of 22.9 m, an outreach of 69.5 m and a lift height over rail of 53.34 m, the megamax cranes are designed to handle the world’s largest container vessels.
Gerry Bunyan, Liebherr’s managing director of sales, said: “With these latest technically advanced machines working alongside the other Liebherr STS cranes at the Port, we are confident Maher Terminals will be able to offer improved services and faster turnarounds to their customers and continue to grow as North America’s largest marine container terminal.”
The purchase of the machines forms a part of Maher’s energy and environmental management programme, with the operator looking to become a net zero emissions facility by 2040.
Manufactured using high tensile steel and with a lattice main beam and boom, the resulting lightweight and stiff crane requires less energy to operate than traditional cranes.
The crane drives include an active front end, which returns electricity to the grid, whilst the Liebherr Liduro drive systems optimise energy requirements and power management.
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