Montecon S.A. at the Port of Montevideo, Uruguay have placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. for two large electric rubber tyre gantry cranes. The machines are the first Liebherr RTGs in Uruguay. Stacking ten containers and a truck lane wide and one over six containers high, the ERTGs are ideal for maximising space utilisation as the port optimises an RTG operation that includes reefer handling.
The port are already familiar with the technical superiority, longevity and quality of Liebherr machines, through operating a fleet of seven Liebherr mobile harbour cranes, the first of which was supplied in 2001. A forward looking and modern port operator, Montecon already harnesses advanced technologies such as blockchain and are working to integrate 5G and process automation to maximise port productivity. The Liebherr RTGs will complement the port in this regard and are bristling with technology whilst minimising environmental impact.