Cape Town replaces harbour crane

11 December 2012

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Cape Town’s Agri Roro Terminal, operated by Transnet Port Terminals, has taken delivery of a new Liebherr harbour crane to replace a 14 year-old Gottwald MHC mobile harbour crane.

Cape Town Agri Roro (CTAR) Terminal purchased a 120t Liebherr LHM400 with twin-lift capacity to replace the older crane, which will be relocated to CTAR's sister terminal in East London.

A faster crane than its predecessor, the Liebherr LHN400 was also chosen for its advanced safety features.

The crane arrived on board the MV Paula vessel in early November 2012 and will rotate between Berths F and G at the South African port. To ensure skilful operation, six CTAR operators have undergone training in Durban on how to operate the crane, the port operator stated.