Liebherr Container Cranes has delivered a new ship to shore container crane to Terminales Maritimas Del Sureste (TMS) in the Port of Alicante, Spain.
The crane has an outreach from the quay of 46.9 metres, a span of 15.24 metres and a lift height of 36 metres with a capacity of 50 tonnes under single lift spreader. It features a remote crane management system allowing for remote assistance, service and diagnostics and to allow it to link in to the TMS control centre at the port. Safety features include a traffic light system for controlled traffic flow, laser and mechanical crane to crane anti collision systems, ulatrasonic anti collision systems for gantry travel as well as laser boom to vessel anti collision and sill beam protection systems.
Ordered in late 2019, the crane was designed and built in Ireland and includes high tensile steel lattice beam and boom which helps keep the centre of gravity low and optimise the weight distribution, ideal for older quays with reduced wheel load capacity. The crane was installed by Liebherr Iberica.
The crane forms a key part of the port extension project operated by TMS under a concession provided by the Alicante Port Authority. The extension will help to provide the port with the necessary infrastructure and equipment to meet future competitive challenges, in line with transportation policies promoted by the European Union to cope with increased maritime traffic in the Mediterranean.