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Monday, 23 March 2015

Liebherr to supply four STS cranes to Patrick Stevedores, Australia

Ireland-based manufacturer Liebherr Container Cranes is to deliver four ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes to Australian logistics firm Patrick Stevedores.

Three of the STS cranes will be delivered to Port Botany, Sydney while one will be put into operation at Fisherman’s Island, Brisbane. Both sites are operated by Patrick Stevedore sister company Patrick Terminals, also a subsidiary of Australian freight logistics company Asciano.

 “The cranes for both Port Botany and Fisherman’s Island use cutting-edge technology featuring numerous developments and innovations. Our automation and development engineers have worked hand in hand with engineers from Patricks Stevedores to ensure that the cranes will integrate seamlessly into the existing automated environment,” Gerry Bunyan, sales and marketing manager for Liebherr Container Cranes commented.

The three cranes destined for Port Botany each feature a unique articulated boom design which allows the cranes to operate within the height restrictions at Port Botany.. In addition the cranes feature an integrated pinning platform and electronic anti-sway to allow for automatic and semi-automatic operation of the load cycle.

The Port Botany cranes will have an outreach of 57 metres, a lifting height over rail of 44.5 metres, a span of 35 metres and a back reach 25.7 metres. The crane for Fisherman’s Island has an outreach of 50 metres, a lift height over rail of 37.5 metres, a span of 25.3 metres and a back reach of 18 metres.

The cranes will join five existing Liebherr mobile harbour cranes already in operation at Patrick Terminals in Australia. 

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