PSA Penn Terminals in Philadelphia has purchased a Liebherr Ship To Shore container crane, adding to a previous order for two such units in 2018.
The new 66 tonne capacity crane has a maximum lift height of 35 metres, with a forward reach of 48 metres, a span of just under 18.3 metres and a back reach of 15 metres. The new crane will be built at the company’s plant in Ireland and delivery early next year.
PSA Penn Terminals chief executive John Brennan said: "Having built a reputation as a reliable supplier of container cranes, Liebherr has proven their performance and reliability through the STS cranes we have previously procured from them. As such, we are confident that this new crane will be adequate in meeting our requirements and will help us continue providing exceptional service to our clients.”
Declan O’Sullivan, general manager of sales at Liebherr Container Cranes added: “We understand that security is a top concern for PSA Penn Terminals, and we take this responsibility very seriously. Our engineers work tirelessly to ensure that our cranes are productive, safe, reliable and secure and we are confident that this new crane will meet the high standards required.”
Winston Ziegler head maritime crane sales at Liebherr USA said: “We are proud to be a trusted supplier to PSA Penn Terminals. Our team in the US provides support through our local Liebherr USA service programme.”