Cranes for Berbera in Somaliland
Eight rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTGs) are part of the contract between port and terminal operator DP World and Liebherr Container Cranes. They will be delivered to DP World’s terminal in Berbera, Somaliland, and enter into operation before the end of 2020.
The new cranes are part of a phased expansion of the port, with phase one including a new 400 m quay and a 250,000 sqm yard extension. The diesel RTGs are six containers plus a truck lane wide and will stack one over five containers high.
The machines are supplied with DGPS auto-steering and stack profiling, deploy gantry cameras as well as a laser anti-collision system for safety and use remote maintenance. Bebera port already operates three Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour cranes, which came into service in early 2019. (mw)