Liebherr Container Cranes secures further megamax cranes order for German Ports

MSC Gate Bremerhaven has ordered two new megamax cranes; these will be the 22nd and 23rd delivered to North Sea ports in Germany since 2017
Liebherr STS cranes work on an ultra large container vessel.
Andrew McAlpine
Liebherr STS cranes work on an ultra large container vessel.

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Liebherr Container Cranes has 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 25m, a span of 30.48m and a lift height over rail of 51.2m which makes them among the largest cranes sold by Liebherr and able to handle the world’s largest container vessels.

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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 six megamax STS Cranes for their container terminal in Hamburg. The cranes will be delivered and handed over by the summer of 2020.

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In 2018, Liebherr delivered six similar ultra large STS cranes to the North Sea Terminal, Bremerhaven and has 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 STS crane delivered since the start of 2017 when the first two of five STS cranes were delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort in Hamburg.

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