Port Elizabeth Container Terminal (PECT) has taken a delivery of two new Liebherr mobile harbour cranes type LHM 600. The two cranes were transported from Rostock, Germany to South Africa. After a 20-day journey, they were unloaded from the transport vessel “Happy Dragon”.
Transnet Port Terminal’s Acting Chief Executive, Michelle Phillips said, “Having lost an entire crane due to gale force winds really set us back. The arrival of these two modern cranes will ensure that our promise to the industry is realised. We are at the start of the 2020 citrus season and we are very pleased that we are able to contribute positively towards the growth of this economy, especially during these challenging times.”
The two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes can lift up to 104 tons and move up and down the quayside according to berth activity. They are designed for versatile cargo handling. An operator simulator has been onsite for the past month with Liebherr providing training to our employees. The LiSIM training simulator was part of our purchase arrangement – and we are quite impressed with the improved skills our employees are demonstrating,” said Phillips.
The cranes are part of a large equipment investment and are a response to industry calls for equipment that will improve performance across the operations of Transnet Port.