Eurogate orders Liebherr STS cranes
The Bremmen-based Eurogate group has ordered two Ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for one of their German terminals, from the Rostock-based industrial machine manufacturer, Liebherr.
These automated dual-trolley STS container cranes will be used at the Eurogate container terminal in Wilhelmshaven, on the German North Sea Coast. This is Germany’s only deep-water container terminal, with water depths of 18 metres. The container terminal’s current handling capacity of 2.7 million TEUs will be increased by the acquisition of the two new Liebherr cranes.
These automated STS cranes are cabinless and are also supplied with Liebherr Remote Operator Stations for manual operation below a safe height over the vessel. In terms of measurements, they have a primary outreach of 73 metres, a span of 30.48 metres, a lift height of 54.5 metres, and a 26-metre operational back reach with a secondary trolley.
Lastly, designed for tandem operation, the primary trolley delivers containers automatically to the pinning platform. The containers rest on frames while the twist locks are removed. Once the pinning personnel leave the platform, they activate the secondary trolley, which automatically delivers the container to the landside automated guided vehicle (AGV).