The company's container cranes branch, located in the Irish Killarney, recently supplied four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to two terminals on the East Coast of the US.
The Port Newark Container Terminal, New Jersey, took delivery of two 69 m outreach, 30.5 m span, 20 m backreach, 50.3 m lift height over rail, and 66t safe working load (under twinlift spreader) gantries. The cranes are fitted with semi-automation, electronic anti-sway, and a straddle carrier positioning system allowing for increased productivity. They also feature safety improving laser anti-collision systems as well as optical character recognition and a checkers cabin for better container tracking. Maintenance is optimised thanks to remote access and diagnostics.The STSes for Penn Terminals, situated in Eddystone, Pennsylvania, feature semi-automation of the trolley and hoist operation, with manual operation only required when operating under the pre-configured safe height. Electronic anti-sway (sway damping) of the load is provided too, while anti-collision systems and remote diagnostics are included as well. Each of Penn Terminals's new gantries has a span of 18.3 m, an out- and backreach of 48 m and 15 m, respectively, and can safely lift up to 66t (also under a twinlift spreader).