New Zealand takes Liebherr Super Post Panamax

04 December 2009

New Liebherr Super Post Panamax delivered to Port of Tauranga, New Zealand

New Liebherr Super Post Panamax delivered to Port of Tauranga, New Zealand

Liebherr Container Cranes has delivered a Super Post Panamax container crane to the Port of Tauranga, New Zealand.

Four Liebherr container cranes already operate at the port, the second and third were post panamax units delivered in 1992. The first was a tango type, delivered in 1978 and the fourth arrived in 2004. Included in the contract is upgrade and refurbishment work on two of these earlier cranes.

The new larger crane has a 48 m outreach. Rail span is 30.48 m and landside backreach 15 m. there is a higher lift height of 36.2 m, says Liebherr. Safe working load is 60 tonnes with twin lift and 80 tonnes under hookbeam.

Crane drives are Liebherr DC and the Liebherr Visuscan crane management system is also included.

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