Liebherr Container Cranes have been awarded the contract for the supply of three ship to shore (STS) container cranes for Maher Terminals LLC at the Port of New York & New Jersey. The cranes will take their place alongside the existing eight Liebherr STS cranes and will assist Maher in becoming a Net Zero emissions facility by 2040.
With a span of 30.48 m, a back reach of 22.9 m, an outreach of 69.5 m and a lift height over rail of 53.34 m, the megamax cranes are designed to handle the world’s largest container vessels. The Liebherr STS cranes also include many additional environmental benefits. Manufactured using high tensile steel and with a lattice main beam and boom, the resulting lightweight and stiff crane requires less energy to operate than traditional cranes. The crane drives include an active front end, which returns electricity to the grid, whilst the Liebherr Liduro drive systems optimises energy requirements, and power management. Ultra-high efficiency LED flood lights reduce energy consumption by 70% over traditional fixtures, provide better light quality to the longshoremen, and are designed to reduce glare and light pollution.
Liebherr’s Managing Director-Sales, Gerry Bunyan said, “We are delighted, with this latest order to be able to continue our longstanding relationship with Maher Terminals. With these latest technically advanced machines working alongside the other Liebherr STS cranes at the Port, we are confident Maher Terminals will be able to offer improved services and faster turnarounds to their customers and continue to grow as North America’s largest marine container terminal.”