Liebherr Container Cranes completes major upgrade project at Port Liberty – Heavy Lift News
13 Jun 2024

Liebherr Container Cranes completes major upgrade project at Port Liberty

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. is about to complete a major upgrade project at Port Liberty in New York where it is increasing the lift height and extended the boom tip of four ship to shore container cranes (STS).

The company already increased the lift height and extended the boom tip on three of the four Liebherr STS at the port (formerly Global Container Terminals), with work on the fourth crane being completed in the coming weeks.

Liebherr’s team of expert engineers increased the lift height of the STS cranes by 8.6 m and extended
the outreach by 5 m. This substantial enhancement enables the cranes to efficiently handle larger
vessels and allows Port Liberty to offer an improved service to their customers.

Thanks to Liebherr’s innovative jacking system, the entire lift height extension can be completed in
several weeks. The patented system, uses the crane’s end carriage as a stable base for jacking,
eliminating the need for additional equipment. The process is exceptionally quick and efficient, ensuring
minimal disruption to terminal operations.

Liebherr Transform is the dedicated upgrade and modification service designed to make cranes
stronger, faster, smarter, greener, and ultimately better. By employing cutting-edge technology, Liebherr
Transform helps ports and terminals around the world boost productivity, reduce equipment downtime,
and achieve faster turnarounds. Source: Liebherr

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