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Liebherr Container Cranes secures further megamax cranes order for German Ports.

[ October 4, 2019   //   ]

Liebherr Container Cranes are pleased to announce that they have received an order for two megamax ship to shore (STS) container cranes for the MSC Gate Terminal Bremerhaven. The cranes which are due for handover before the end of 2020 have an outreach of 73 m (25 container rows), a backreach of 25 m, a span of 30.48 m and a lift height over rail of 51.2 m which makes them amongst the largest cranes sold by Liebherr and easily able to handle the world’s largest container vessels.
MSC Gate Bremerhaven is a joint venture between EUROGATE and TIL Terminal Investments Limited, a related company of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, and which operates the berths and terminal facilities exclusively for MSC vessels.
Earlier this year, EUROGATE placed an order with Liebherr for 6 megamax STS
Cranes for their container terminal in Hamburg. The cranes will be delivered and
handed over by the summer of 2020. In 2018, Liebherr delivered six similar ultra large
STS cranes to the North Sea Terminal, Bremerhaven and have received an order for
an additional four cranes, due for handover next year.
The cranes for MSC Gate Bremerhaven will be the latest in a long line of STS cranes delivered to the Hamburg/Bremerhaven region and will mark the 22nd and 23rd large ship to shore crane delivered since the start of 2017 when the first two of five STS
cranes were delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort in Hamburg.
“Recent years have seen Liebherr establish and grow our presence at a number of different ports and terminals in the North Sea.” Says Gerry Bunyan, Sales and
Marketing Manager with Liebherr Container Cranes. He continues, “We are delighted
to be part of our customers’ success stories as they drive business at some of Europe’s
largest ports. Liebherr Container Cranes takes great pride in building long-term,
mutually beneficial partnerships with our customers and we look forward to building
on our recent successes in the region.”

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