Port Nelson in New Zealand will soon receive its very first Liebherr training simulator for Oceania, allowing the training on more aspects of real port operations, with both a generic ship crane simulator and the LiSIM version of the LHM 550 mobile harbour crane.
The ship crane simulation-software features the CBG series, a floating four-rope grab crane with a boom length of 28 m and a maximum lifting capacity of up to 45 t. Equipped with Liebherr’s original LiTRONIC crane controls, the LHM 550 mobile harbour crane simulator has training programme for operations such as bulk, breakbulk and container handling.
With the delivery previewed for April, LiSIM is the only realistic virtual solution available on the market for learning the control of Liebherr maritime cranes.
“The simulator allows benchmarking of current driver skills and monitoring of drivers using periodic checks, plus can be used to assess new drivers for suitability without the costs associated with running a real crane, such as fuel and wear-and-tear. It will make for safer and more efficient handling in a variety of weather conditions,” said Jonny Cook, the Port’s Container Operations Manager.
The French manufacturer Gaussin Manugistique and its fully autonomous and electric AGV Performance 65t vehicle has been selected by the Singapore port operator to equip its future extension. A first order, consisting of 86 AGV Performance vehicles has been received by Gaussin’s Singapore partner: ST Engineering Land System. The port extension project, called Tuas Megaport, aims to double the infrastructure capacity of the Port of Singapore. A total of 2000 AVG will be needed for the first phase of the project.
Terminal operator Yilport Holding, a subsidiary of Yildrim Group, has recently obtained two Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbour cranes for its recently acquired terminal Puerto Quetzal, located 102 km from Guatemala City.
The machines are equipped with a tower extension of 12 m, which ensures a maximum cabin height of more than 37 m. As stated by the manufacturer, the higher position of the operator cabin ensures high visibility into deep cargo holds and enables highly efficient container handling with maximum safety.
With a maximum outreach of 58 m, twin lift capability and a lifting capacity of 104 t, the LHM 600 is capable of servicing vessels up to 19 container rows wide and nine container stacks high.
Both cranes were shipped fully erected, that allows them to be ready for operation shortly after driving off the vessel onto the quay, from Germany to Guatemala by the Ro-Ro vessel “Rolldock Storm”
According to Liebherr, Yilport Holding has an option for two more machines in 2019.
Sharjah Seaports Authority, based in the United Arab Emirates, has recently ordered a new Demag AC 100-4L all terrain crane through the Terex Cranes distributor Al-Bahar.
“We have chosen the Demag AC 100-4L because of the excellent reputation of this brand, which with the made-in-Germany seal, stands for high quality around the world,” explains Eng Ahmed Bin Ahmed, Marine Engineer and Head of Plant at Sharjah Seaport Authority.
The new crane will operate at the Sharjah Port Khalid.
Photo left to right: Sahil Sharjah (Sales Manager, Terex Cranes), Mr. Eng Ahmed Bin Ahmed (Marine Engineer and Head of Plant, Sharjah Seaports), and Hazem Mousa (Account Manager, Al Bahar)
This outstanding order consists of 68 THP/SL and 24 PST/SL axle lines as well as four 280 PS PowerPacks. It is destined for one of the largest oil projects in the world, in Kazakhstan. Sarens is responsible for the entire logistics from 2017 until 2020 for over € 450 million, the largest contract in the history of the Belgian group.
With a modular design, the THP/SL modules can be configured in all required combinations, while the variable wheelbases and a wide range of accessories enable them to handle loads of varying shapes and sizes. They are also distinguished by their robustness. The PST/SL modules have a tractive force of 160 kN per axle line and are particularly suitable for use in combination with the THP/SL.
The four PowerPacks from Goldhofer provide the necessary propulsion for particularly bulky and heavy plant components.
“Goldhofer was the only heavy-duty module manufacturer who could guarantee punctual delivery of high-grade axle lines in a such a quantity within such a short time. As a result we were able to meet our contractual obligations towards our client, and Goldhofer was able to consolidate its position as a long-serving transport technology partner of the Sarens Group,” said Jan Sarens, Equipment Trade Officer of the Sarens Group.
This order increases the size of its Goldhofer fleet to a total of more than 300 axle lines.
Lorenzini & C.S.r.l. (Lorenzini) has placed an order for a Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 crane in the third quarter of 2018. The Mediterranean region’s largest mobile harbor crane will be delivered fully-erected and then commissioned on-site. Starting in January 2019, the diesel-exectric mobile harbor crane will be handling containers in Livorno, Italy. “The flexible crane meets the challenges presented by the new vessel sizes and types used by our partner Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). Having the largest mobile harbor crane in the Mediterranean region is symbolic of how we are keeping one step ahead,” said Enio Lorenzini, President of Lorenzini & C.S.r.l.
Giuseppe Di Lisa, Sales and Marketing Director of Konecranes’ Business Unit Mobile Harbor Cranes added, “with this large Model 8 crane, Lorenzini can handle containers across 22 rows and a very high on-deck stack height.”
The rental crane expert Goeyvaerts-R bvba, based in Belgium, has recently ordered its 15th Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane. It was placed in the third quarter of 2018. The machine will be delivered to Antwerp in November this year. The new crane, the largest in their fleet, will be an eco-efficient Model 7 mobile harbour crane in the G HMK 7608 variant providing a maximum lifting capacity of 150t and an outreach of up to 54m.
“We started our rental crane business in 2006. Due to the growing need for container twin-lifting and heavy cargo handling, our customers increasingly require larger cranes. The new Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 crane will provide a higher lifting capacity and a wider outreach than our existing machines and will therefore be an excellent addition to our current fleet of 14 Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes,” explained Rudi Goeyvaerts, CEO of Goeyvaerts-R bvba.
DP World’s Jebel Ali Terminal 1 has taken a delivery of six Konecranes forklift trucks. Ordered in November 2017, the forklift trucks delivered in June are the model Konecranes SMV16-1200C with a lifting capacity of 16 metric tons at 1200 millimetres and a wheelbase of 3750 millimetres. To fulfil DP World’s safety requirements the machines are equipped with overload protection system, disabled forklift operation when seatbelt is disengaged and Groeneveld Greensight reverse system, which is an obstacle detection system combining reverse camera with ultrasound sensors for enhanced safety. Yahya Al Suwaidi, Manager Plant Workshop T1, DP World UAE Region, said: “Since we have very demanding operations we need machines with high productivity and minimum downtime. Due to the quality and reliability of the machines together with excellent aftersales support we choose Konecranes.”
DP World has 65 marine terminals across six continents with Jebel Ali Port, voted as the best seaport in the middle east, as their flagship facility.
The Norwegian transport and lifting services specialist Crane Norway Group has placed an order for ten Demag all terrain cranes – one Demag AC 100-4L, three AC 130-5, two AC 160-5, four AC 250-5 and a 650-tonne Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane.
“The Crane Norway Group has shown its continuous support and believes in the Demag line of products by ordering these cranes,” says Crane Norway Group CEO Trond Helge Skretting.
“The Demag CC 3800-1 is the reference in its class. Every single aspect meets our needs, from performance to safety features and from transportation to efficiency and speed of erection,” he adds.