German port buys automated dual-trolley ship-to-shore cranes

1 March 2023

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Eurogate Container Terminals Wilhelmshaven (CTW) in Germany has placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes for two dual-trolley ship-to-shore (STS) cranes.

The cabinless, automated cranes have a primary outreach of 73m, a lift height of 54.5m, a span of 30.48m and operational back reach with secondary trolley of 26m.

The cranes are supplied with Liebherr Remote Operator Stations. 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 vehicles (AGVs).

The cranes will be the first double-trolley container cranes at CTW and will handle the world’s largest container vessels.

Liebherr has supplied more than 20 STS cranes to Eurogate Terminals in Germany in recent years, as well as eight more to Tanger Alliance in Morocco, where Eurogate is a shareholder.

Speaking about the order, Liebherr’s managing director – sales, Gerry Bunyan, said: “It is an honour for us at Liebherr to continue our partnership with Eurogate and to supply these important cranes to CTW.

“Eurogate has first-hand experience with Liebherr’s ship-to-shore container cranes and has come to know and rely on the high-quality cranes and service that Liebherr provides. Our technical ability is well-recognised and we look forward to delivering state-of-the-art industry-leading STS cranes to CTW and to seeing them playing a key role in the terminal’s future.”

CTW is Germany’s only deep-water port, allowing ultra large container vessel access at all tides, while its strategic location makes it a key component of Germanys transport infrastructure.

Eurogate is expanding and modernising the terminal, while significant growth in throughput is expected.

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Eurogate has placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes for dual-trolley ship-to-shore container cranes.