Liebherr Container Cranes recently secured an order from DP World Melbourne for the supply of one ship-to-shore container crane to the Port of Melbourne.
The crane has a waterside outreach of 50 meters (175 feet) a span of 25.3 meters (88 feet) and a landside backreach of 20 meters (50 feet). The safe working load of the crane is 65 metric tons under twin lift spreader with a lift height of 38 meters (132 feet) under spreader. Hoist speeds are 70 to 180 meters per minute, trolley speed is 240 meters per minute and crane travel speed is 50 meters per minute. Crane drives are Liebherr A.C.
“Liebherr are delighted with this order, which marks the return of Liebherr Container Cranes to Australia, after an absence of over 35 years,” Pat O’Leary, Liebherr’s managing director, said. “Liebherr ship-to-shore cranes can be found throughout Australasia and South East Asia, particularly New Zealand and the Philippines and we are thrilled to be back in Australia. In 2010 we supplied DP World in Manila with two STS cranes and we welcome the opportunity to extend our presence in the region by supplying a Liebherr Super Post Panamax crane to DP World Melbourne, Australia’s largest container port.
“Liebherr Container Cranes have developed a reputation for reliability, longevity productivity and low lifetime costs, features that are essential in today’s port,” he said. “The addition of a Liebherr ship-to-shore crane to the Port of Melbourne will ensure that DP World will be able to deliver efficient services to their customers, as container volumes grow.”
This purchase of a Liebherr STS Crane by DP World Melbourne is the latest in a series of investments in terminal infrastructure and the latest technology to facilitate container growth and an expansion of capacity.