Liebherr container cranes have handed over a container onshore container crane (STS) to Terminales Maritimas Del Sureste SA (TMS) in the Spanish port of Alicante.

The crane has a reach of 46.9 m, a span of 15.24 m and a lifting height of 36 m with a lifting capacity of 50 tons under a single lift spreader. The crane will be an integral part of the port expansion project operated by TMS under a concession granted by the Alicante Port Authority. The expansion project will help equip the port with the necessary infrastructure and modern equipment to meet future competitive challenges. This is in line with the transport policy promoted by the European Union in response to increasing maritime traffic in the Mediterranean.

After the order was placed in the third quarter of 2019, the crane was bought by Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. in Ireland. designed and built. The Liebherr STS crane design with high-strength steel and a lattice girder and boom leads to an optimized weight distribution for the crane with a low center of gravity. The Liebherr crane design is perfectly tailored to the reduced permissible wheel load requirements of older quays.

All end devices at TMS are connected to the control center for quality assurance and to guarantee operational performance. The Liebherr crane also has a remote crane management system that enables remote support, service and diagnosis. For TMS, security in your facility is an important consideration. The new Liebherr STS has a traffic light system for controlled traffic flow, laser and mechanical crane-crane anti-collision systems, ultrasonic anti-collision systems for gantry journeys as well as laser boom-ship anti-collision and rocker beam protection systems.

Liebherr Iberica, a mixed sales and service company based in Spain, worked closely with Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. and with Terminales Maritimas Del Sureste to bring the project to a successful conclusion. In the future, TMS will benefit from the established service network and experienced service technicians from Liebherr Iberica.