Tanger Alliance has taken delivery of eight Liebherr ship to shore cranes at its TC3 terminal in Tanger Med, 40km east of Tangier, Morocco.
Manufactured by Liebherr Container Cranes in Ireland, the cranes were assembled at a site in Cadiz, Spain, before being shipped to Morocco two at a time by Mammoet. They offer a horizontal reach of 72 metres, a lift height of 54 metres, a span of 30.48 metres and a back reach of 22 metres. Features including laser and ultrasonic anti-collision systems as well as fault monitoring and remote diagnostics.
Gerry Bunyan, global sales and marketing manager for Liebherr Container Cranes, said: “The handover of these cranes to Tanger Alliance is a key moment for the port. Its investment will be rewarded with industry leading productivity, low operational costs and the knowledge that the cranes will be available as required, to work on the world’s largest vessels for many years to come. We look forward to seeing Tanger Alliance maximise the cranes potential.”
The eight cranes are the first Liebherr ship to shore cranes to be installed at the port of Tanger Med and will increase the terminal’s capacity to more than 1.5 million 20ft equivalent units (TEU) a year.