Automated Liebherrs for German terminal
By Niamh Marriott08 February 2023
Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven (CTW) have placed an order for two dual trolley ship to shore container cranes (STS) from Liebherr Container Cranes.
The cranes will be the first double trolley container cranes at CTW and will handle some of the world’s largest container vessels.
Eurogate are expanding and modernising the terminal into an automated terminal geared for the future. Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven is Germany’s only deep-water port allowing ultra large container vessel access at all tides and its strategic location makes it a key component of Germanys transport infrastructure.
The cabinless, automated cranes have a primary outreach of 73 metres, a lift height of 54.5 metres, a span of 30.48 metres and operational back reach with secondary trolley of 26 metres.
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 whilst 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 AGVs.
The order is the latest project where Eurogate has relied on Liebherr for its container handling needs.
Recent years have seen Liebherr supply over 20 STS cranes to Eurogate Terminals in Germany as well as eight STS to Tanger Alliance in Morocco, where Eurogate are a shareholder.