Liebherr has secured an
order for a further five green RTGs from DP World Asian Terminals, a follow on
from the order of two units commissioned at Manila earlier this year.
The advanced eight wheel
RTGs feature numerous environmental, safety and productivity technologies. An
eco-friendly variable speed drive will reduce both emissions and fuel
consumption per box moved.
The machines benefit from
Liebherr’s unique eight rope reeving no-sway system and simultaneous motion of
all drives allowing the RTG to attain productivity levels of up to 40% greater
than alternative models.
Liebherr Container Cranes
has also recently secured a contract for the delivery of four Electric RTGs to
the Port of Longoni in Mayotte. These are the first
Liebherr RTGs to be delivered to the French islands of Mayotte, which are
located between Mozambique and Madagascar.
The crane expert is also
shipping eight electric RTGs to Porto Chibatão, Manaus, Brazil, a major port at
the confluence of the Amazon and Rio Negro rivers. The RTG’s will join the
existing fleet of six RTGs and nine fixed Liebherr cargo cranes at the port.
Cargotec's Kalmar meanwhile, has
signed a repeat order for none all-electric RTGs with Piraeus Container
terminal (PCT) in Greece.
The Kalmar E-One2
cranes, of which it said four will be the world’s widest, aim to help the
port meet its twin goals of increasing both capacity and savings.
They have a highly
efficient electric power system which eliminates all emissions, engine noise
and the need for hydraulic fuels.