Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd in Ireland has disclosed that Montecon S.A. in the Port of Montevideo, Uruguay has placed an order for two large Electric Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes (ERTGC). The cranes will be delivered to the Port in early 2021.
The machines are the first Liebherr RTGs in Uruguay. Stacking ten containers and a truck lane wide and one over six containers high, the ERTGs are ideal for maximising space utilisation as the port optimises an RTG operation that includes reefer handling.
Trevor O’Donoghue, Marketing Manager, Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd, made the disclosure in a press statement he released to PortNews in Lagos, Nigeria.
According to the statement, the port is already familiar with the technical superiority, longevity and quality of Liebherr machines, through operating a fleet of seven Liebherr mobile harbour cranes, the first of which was supplied in 2001. A forward looking and modern port operator, Montecon already harnesses advanced technologies such as blockchain and is working to integrate 5G and process automation to maximise port productivity. The Liebherr RTGs will complement the port in this regard and are bristling with technology whilst minimising environmental impact.
‘’BTG Autosteering, stack and gantry anti-collision, and a truck anti-lift system are some of the productivity and safety features included. An active front end (AFE) and a CRD electric power supply eliminates emissions and reduces fuel consumption and noise. Embedded fibre communications and Liebherr’s open architecture ensures efficient communications and future proofs the machines for the coming decades’’.
Commenting on the order, Liebherr’s Area Sale Manager for the Americas Ray Cronin, said “Liebherr are pleased to sell our first two ERTGs to Uruguay. Montecon S.A. wase impressed with the technological solution presented by Liebherr. The inherent value found in the Liebherr design including Liebherr’s eight-rope reeving, simultaneous drive motion, and the stiff and lightweight design provided an exceptional foundation on which to build these modern, safe, and environmentally friendly machines”.