USA based CSX Intermodal Terminals (CSXIT) has taken delivery of three 41 tonne Liebherr rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.
Two of the cranes have been delivered to the company’s location in Bedford Park, Chicago, Illinois and can handle six containers plus a truck lane wide whist stacking one over three high. The remaining crane has been delivered to the company’s location in Worcester, Massachusetts, and has been designed in compliance with local environmental regulations, with the diesel crane being fitted with a Liebherr energy storage system for hybrid operations. The crane stacks one over two high and serves two rail lines with its adjacent truck lanes.
Liebherr Container Cranes head of product management Paul Bolger said: “The Worcester terminal can expect to see significant reductions in running costs and emissions. The Liebherr energy storage system alone reduces fuel consumption and emissions per hoist cycle by as much as 40 percent. When compared to an RTG with a larger engine, the environmental benefits and savings are substantial.”