News | 01/27/2020 Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership order four Liebherr container cranes


Existing Liebherr ship to shore container cranes at Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership

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Liebherr Container Cranes and Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) are pleased to announce the signing of a contract for the supply of four ship to shore (STS) container cranes to the Cast Container Terminal in Montreal, Canada. The cranes will be delivered in 2021.

Killarney (Ireland) / Montreal (Canada) January 2020 – The Port of Montreal has experienced increased container traffic for a number of years and forecasts show that this trend will continue. Investment in quality infrastructure is key to handling this increased demand for the future. MGT have placed an order with Liebherr container cranes for four large ship to shore container cranes. The cranes will easily handle the largest container vessels currently visiting the Port of Montreal and are future proofed to handle even larger vessels of up to 21 container rows across the deck. The cranes will significantly improve the operational capacity of the Cast Container Terminal.

Liebherr Container Cranes and MGT have a long established relationship that stretches back over 20 years, with MGT having previously sourced five ship to shore container cranes and eighteen rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTG) from Liebherr since 1997.

David Griffin, Managing Director – Sales with Liebherr Container Cranes said: “We are delighted with this latest order from Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership. It is very rewarding for us to see the existing Liebherr equipment help drive productivity at MGT and we are looking forward to seeing these new cranes, along with the recently delivered ten ERTGs provide many decades of exceptional service to MGT.”

The new STS cranes will have a safe working load of 65 t under twin lift spreader with an outreach of 55.38 m, a span of 15.24 m and a backreach of 18.29 m and will be supplied to the Cast Terminal in the 3rd quarter of 2021. The cranes feature a curve going gantry system to allow the cranes to move and operate on two interconnected angular berths and will join existing Liebherr ship to shore container cranes already at the terminal.

“MGT is very pleased to team up once again with Liebherr for this important investment in energy-efficient cranes that will support our efforts to optimize productivity and improve our service offering to our customers”, said Michael Fratianni, CEO Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership.

About Liebherr Container Cranes

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. Is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ship to shore cranes, rail mounted gantry cranes and rubber tyre gantry cranes. From a base in Killarney, Ireland, Liebherr Container Cranes designs, builds and exports container cranes worldwide. Founded in 1958 as the first Liebherr factory outside of Germany, today, container cranes manufactured by Liebherr in Ireland are renowned for their quality, longevity and productivity.

About the Liebherr Group

The Liebherr Group employs over 46,000 people in more than 130 companies across all continents. In 2018, Liebherr achieved a total consolidated turnover of more than 10.5 billion euros. As a global family-run technology company, the Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machines and is recognised for developing technically advanced and user-oriented products and services. Liebherr was founded in Kirchdorf an der Iller in southern Germany in 1949.

About Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership

The leading operator at the Port of Montréal, Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership operates two terminals, Cast and Racine, which have been in operation since 1969 and 1978, respectively. MGT’s deep inland location, high operational efficiency, well-developed intermodal trucking links and unparalleled rail connectivity, deliver cost and time advantages to shipping companies serving the established trade routes between North America, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. MGT is owned by a consortium led by Axium Infrastructure Inc. and composed of Axium Infrastructure Canada II L.P., Desjardins Group, via its insurance subsidiaries and its Pension Plan, Manulife, Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Industrial Alliance.