'Ready to go' cranes combat weather challenges

Khorfakkan port's new cranes arrive, fully erect, by barge.

Two post-Panamax cranes were delivered by Liebherr to the United Arab Emirates in a 'ready to go' state recently - despite high seas which meant the delivery barge had to take shelter until the bad weather passed.

Khorfakkan Port (KCT) saw the pair come in fully erect mode: the cranes were assembled at Sharjah Port and transferred by seagoing barge to port.

The journey - taking approximately four days - saw "some challenging weather conditions", as Liebherr's Gerry Bunyan says, including "90 km/hr winds and high seas".

However, the cranes arrived safely, which meant that they were in action almost immediately after delivery, starting operations on the 9,700 teu CMA CGM Orfeo.


ShibataFenderTeam continues involvement in Surinam

Since 2012 ShibataFenderTeam fenders support the smooth berthing operations from VABI in Surinam. Read more

Enhanced Hazcheck Restrictions Portal Launched, 1 May 2018

Exis Technologies, with the support of leading shipping and freight insurers, TT Club and UK P&I Clu... Read more

Successful participation and presentation at exhibition in Beira, Mozambique

The exhibition series ‘Intermodal Africa’ organized by Transport Events is always a good possibility... Read more

Protectors of Esbjerg's new East Port quay

The German based Headquarters of ShibataFenderTeam recently completed an order for the Port of Esbje... Read more

Aquaplot joins Technology Transfer Programme of European Space Agency

Start-up for ocean route planning enters ESA’s Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Read more

AMRO Increases Scope To Cover The GCC Region

AMRO, a specialist marine equipment and services provider, is proud to announce that they will now c... Read more

View all