DP World orders new cranes for Manila and Melbourne
DP World has ordered new equipment from Liebherr Container Cranes for its Manila and Melbourne operations.
Liebherr Container Cranes won the contract from DP World Manila for a ship to shore (STS) container crane and for two rubber tyre gantry (RTG) cranes. And in Australia, DP World Melbourne recently received a ship to shore container crane.
The STS crane on order for Manila is identical in size to a pair of Liebherr STS container cranes commissioned in 2011 at the ATI run port. The cranes feature a waterside outreach of 44.5m, a back reach of 12m and a safe working load under twin lift spreader of 60 tonnes. The lift height over rail is 31m. The crane will form part of expansion plans for Manila’s South Harbour with investment of almost US$1 billion dollars over the next three years.
The RTGs feature Liebherr’s variable speed drive, stack one over six high-cube containers and span six containers wide and a truck lane. Lift height is 21m. The RTG’s feature two wheels per corner and have a safe working load of 41 tonnes.
The machines benefit from Liebherr’s unique eight rope reeving no-sway system and simultaneous motion of all drives allowing the RTG to attain productivity levels of up to 40% greater than alternative models.
Numerous state of the art safety and productivity technologies are incorporated into the RTGs. These include whisker anti-collision, laser anti-collision and truck anti-lifting systems. An advanced DGPS positioning system is complemented by auto steering, a stack profiling system featuring a safe path calculator for the spreader and a truck positioning system further boosting productivity.
In addition to the Manila cranes, Liebherr has also recently commissioned a STS container crane for DP World in Melbourne.
Liebherr maritime cranes are well represented in Oceania / Philippines with numerous ship to shore cranes, straddle carriers and mobile harbour cranes now in the region.