Eurogate and TIL opt for new cranes in Hamburg and Bremen
The MSC Gate Terminal Bremerhaven has ordered two megamax ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes from Liebherr. The cranes will be due for handover before the end of 2020. They will have an outreach of 73 m (25 container rows), a backreach of 25 m, a span of 30.48 m and a lift height over rail of 51.2 m, which means that they will be some of the largest cranes sold by Liebherr and able to handle the world’s largest container vessels.
MSC Gate Bremerhaven is a joint venture between Eurogate and TIL Terminal Investments Limited, a company that has close ties with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and that operates the berths and terminal facilities exclusively for MSC vessels.
Earlier this year, Eurogate already 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. (fd)