Liebherr hands over four electric RTGs to Italian customers


Liebherr Container Cranes delivers four electric rubber tyre gantry cranes to customers in Italy.

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Liebherr Container Cranes has delivered four electric rubber tyre gantry cranes (ERTG) to customers in Italy.

One ERTG has been delivered to Salerno Container Terminal (SCT), controlled by Gallozzi Group, while three have been delivered to Consorzio Napoletano Terminal Containers, Naples (Conateco), an MSC company.

The crane boasts impressive capabilities as it is capable of handling container stacks up to ten wide and six high. It also represents one of the largest RTGs ever delivered by Liebherr.

Like the three ERTGS delivered to Naples, the machines have a hybrid powertrain, operating on both diesel and electricity via cable reeling drum. This offers emission free container handling when connected to the grid and delivering substantial energy savings through onboard power regeneration.

Over the past year, investments totaling approximately EUR 11 million have been injected into operational enhancements at the Salerno Container Terminal. As WorldCargo News previously reported, these have included new LHM 800 and LHM 600 mobile harbour cranes and Liebherr RTGs and reach stackers.

The recent investments are part of a broader commitment to infrastructural and operational upgrades, totaling EUR 45 million euros over the past five years.

“Liebherr has long been a key supplier to Italy via its longstanding agent Macport. Macport plays a key role in the sales and service of Liebherr maritime cranes in Italy, Bulgaria, and Albania. The ERTG for SCT is the latest Liebherr machine to be delivered to the terminal and joins four Liebherr Harbour Mobile cranes in container handling configuration and six Liebherr reachstackers already at the port,” Liebherr said.

On the other hand, Conateco is beginning its journey with Liebherr, and its newly delivered RTGs are set to streamline operations, improve cargo handling capacity, and contribute to the economic growth of the local hinterland.

“Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. and Macport are proud to be at the forefront of this transformative endeavour, bringing state-of-the-art technology to Salerno and Naples and reinforcing their commitment to revolutionizing port operations in Italy. The future of container handling is here, and it bears the hallmark of Liebherr innovation,” the company said.

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