The latest addition to Port of Tauranga’s crane fleet, a Liebherr Super Post Panamax ship-to-shore twin-lift gantry crane, has now moved into position and is in its final stages of testing.
It is expected to be handed over for operations at Tauranga Container Terminal on Friday 28 March.
This brings the total number of cranes at Tauranga Container Terminal to seven. Of these, six are Post Panamax, including three Super Post Panamax cranes capable of handling the largest ships anticipated to trade with New Zealand in the medium term.
The Super Post Panamax cranes have the ability to service vessels 18 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) wide. The addition of this new crane allows the Port to increase crane intensity on large ships to ensure high vessel productivity.
Press Release, March 26, 2014