The heavy lift and abnormal transport company Ale announced they carried successfully two « slug catchers » weighing 2008t between Spain and the Fadhili Gas Program Project site in Saudi Arabia. After crossing the Gijon city center and its narrow streets with 32 axle lines of SPMT going to the port, both items were loaded out on a self-propelled barge upon arrival at Jubail Industrial Port. Over there, they had been installed on 174 axle lines of SPMT in a configuration of 6 file 30 and 6 file 28 for a 90km journey towards Fadhili. Despite some narrow roads and sand encroachment, Ale managed to convey the « slug catchers » to the destination in time. All in all, Ale planned to deliver five « slug catchers » for the Fadhili gas project, which the three remaining will be transported by the end of this year.
The Civitavecchia Fruit & Forest Terminal SpA company (CFFT), subsidiary of the Belgian holding company Noord Natie, just ordered one new eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbor crane as well as a Konecranes used mobile harbor crane to carry out its growing fruit handling activities. The Gottwald Model 5 has a 125t lifting capacity and a 51m outreach. The used crane provides a capacity up to 150t and a maximum outreach of 51m.
« Our long-term strategy foresees the successive expansion of our infrastructure to strengthen our position as a leading terminal for importing bananas and pineapples to Italy. As the backbone of this infrastructure, we have now opted for an impressive solution based on a new and a used crane from Konecranes. The benefits include immediate availability of the cranes, which will lead to improved quayside handling capacity in the short-term », stated the CFFT Managing Director Steven Clerckx.
During the TOC Europe trade fair, which took place in Rotterdam, Liebherr showcased two new reachstackers models, LRS 545-35 and LRS Log Handler. The first one, lifting 35t in the second container row, is more powerful than this other ones of the same range. The Log Handler has a 30t lifting capacity and its 8,5m telescopic boom stacks height of up to 8,9m.
Two new Liebherr LRS 545 Reachstackers of the latest generation will be soon active on the Port of Lyon. The first device was handed over in a ceremonial act during the inauguration of the Rognac branch and will be followed by the second before the end of the year. These acquisitions are the result of the desire of Lyon Terminal SA to invest to advance the progressive technical expansion of the port, whose traffic is constantly increasing (approximately 137 000 TEC in 2017). The LRS 545 from Liebherr has a maximum lifting capacity of up to 45t. It is distinguished by its hydrostatic transmission, maneuverability, excellent visibility on the workstation as well as the simplicity of maintenance and low fuel consumption.
Photo : from left to right : Patricia Rüf, Liebherr Member of the Board of Management / Samira Himeur, Head of Development at Lyon Terminal / Anthony Martin-Garin, Divisional Manager Maritime Cranes at Liebherr France, presenting the keepsake at the branch opening in Rognac, France.