Portal Slewing Crane Debut for Liebherr in US
North Carolina Ports opted for a new Liebherr portals lewing crane type LPS 420. The multi purpose machine is equipped with a special designed curve traveling gear that allows the crane to travel a 90 degree curve with a inner radius of 90 metres. The fully assembled crane was handed over in autumn 2019.
In autumn 2019 Liebherr Maritime Cranes handed over the first rail mounted gantry harbour crane to the United States of America. The customer North Carolina Ports (NCP) opted for a Liebherr-LPS 420 with a special designed curve running gear for its terminal at the Port of Morehead City.
The special design of NCP’s terminal required the crane to be ready for operation at all quay edges of the rectangular terminal. To ensure this, the rail-mounted gantry crane was equipped with a special curve running gear. This allows the crane to travel through a 90 degree bend with an inner curve radius of 90 metres.
“The addition of the new LPS 420 rail-mounted gantry crane at the Port of Morehead City represents North Carolina Ports’ commitment to investing in the future and long-term success of the Port, its customers and the economy of North Carolina. The new crane will enable us to more efficiently handle a diverse range of cargoes and ultimately better meet customer demand.” – Paul J. Cozza, North Carolina Ports Executive
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The new multi-purpose crane is mainly used for handling bulk and project cargo