Ship to shore container cranes

In the modern port environment, reliability and productivity are the key parameters. Ship to shore container cranes (STS) from Liebherr achieve up to 99.6% availability during actual vessel operation.

  • Some of the many Liebherr ship to shore container cranes at work in the Port of Cape Town (South Africa).

    STS cranes at the Port of Cape town

    Some of the many Liebherr ship to shore container cranes at work in the Port of Cape Town (South Africa).

  • Liebherr megamax container cranes working an ultra large container vessel in the Port of Southampton (UK). These cranes have an outreach of 65 metres and are capable of working the world's largest container vessels.

    Megamax STS cranes at DPWorld Southampton

    Liebherr megamax container cranes working an ultra large container vessel in the Port of Southampton (UK). These cranes have an outreach of 65 metres and are capable of working the world's largest container vessels.

  • Liebherr panamax ship to shore container cranes at Racine Terminal Montreal (canada), Canada. Panamax cranes typically handle vessels with up to 13 containers across on deck.

    Liebherr panamax cranes

    Liebherr panamax ship to shore container cranes at Racine Terminal Montreal (canada), Canada. Panamax cranes typically handle vessels with up to 13 containers across on deck.

  • Post panamax cranes (for vessels with up to 16 container across deck) working at the Port of Koper (Slovenia).

    Post panamax ship to shore container cranes at the Port of Koper

    Post panamax cranes (for vessels with up to 16 container across deck) working at the Port of Koper (Slovenia).

  • Super post panamax cranes work vessels with up to 19 containers across on deck. This selection of Liebherr super post panamax and megamax cranes have earned Khorfakkan (United Arab Emirates) a reputation for being one of the world's most efficient ports.

    Super efficienct post panamax cranes, Khorfakkan

    Super post panamax cranes work vessels with up to 19 containers across on deck. This selection of Liebherr super post panamax and megamax cranes have earned Khorfakkan (United Arab Emirates) a reputation for being one of the world's most efficient ports.

  • Liebherr megamax cranes (3 of 10) at King Abdullah Port (Saudi Arabia). These cranes can handle the world's largest container vessels and can have an outreach in the region of 70 metres.

    Greenfield productivity, Liebherr STS cranes at King Abdullah Port

    Liebherr megamax cranes (3 of 10) at King Abdullah Port (Saudi Arabia). These cranes can handle the world's largest container vessels and can have an outreach in the region of 70 metres.

Ship to shore container cranes are custom designed with a range of outreaches and specification detail according to individual customer requirements from panamax size through to the largest megamax cranes. Safe working loads from 40 to 120 metric tonnes are available in single, twin and tandem lift configuration.

Product Information

  • Design utilises high tensile steel with lattice main beam and boom using box profiles
  • Unique boom/beam hinge point
  • Simultaneous drive motion of gantry, trolley and hoist
  • Power regeneration
  • High performance trim/list/skew and anti-snag technology
  • Self powered trolley
  • Rigid robust structure - Optimum for automation
  • Direct driven travel systems
  • Liebherr designed and built drive systems
  • Reputable European sub suppliers
  • Designed and built by Liebherr in Ireland for over 45 years
  • Industry leading availability
  • High performance cranes with a lower self weight and centre of gravity
  • Liebherr drive systems
  • Increased productivity compared with alternative designs
  • High reliability and low downtime
  • Rigid and stable structure
  • Improved performance where high in-service winds prevail
  • Accurate spreader positioning
  • Anti-sway reeving
  • Optimum driver comfort due to ergonomic cabin and unique Liebherr hinge point design
  • Precision simultaneous drive motion in three axis
  • Low lifecycle costs
  Panamax Post Panamax Super Post Panamax Megamax Widespan Stacking Cranes
Outreach up to 38 m up to 45 m up to 53 m above 53 m 30 - 40 m
No of containers across deck up to 13 up to 16 up to 19 20 + 13 +
Lift height 30 m 35 m 40 m 40 m + 20 - 25 m
Safe working load 40-50 t single
65 t twin
40-50 t single
65 t twin
40-50 t single
65 t twin
100 t tandem
40-50 t single
65 t twin
100 t tandem
40-50 t single
65 t twin
Hoisting speed 50 / 125
m/min
60 / 150
m/min
70 - 175
m/min
90 - 180
m/min
50 - 125
m/min
Trolley speed 150 - 180
m/min
180 - 210 m/min 210 - 240 m/min 210 - 240
m/min
180
m/min
Travel speed 45
m/min
45
m/min
45
m/min
45
m/min
100 - 140
m/min
Wheel load 30 - 45
t/m*
40 - 55
t/m*
55 - 65
t/m*
65 +
t/m*
40 - 50
t/m*
* Wheel loads based on 8 wheels per corner
  • Machinery trolley
  • Vessel stack profiling
  • Container number recognition systems
  • Truck/ trailer /straddle positioning systems
  • Pinning platform
  • Automation | Semi-automation
  • Emergency drives for hoist / trolley / boom
  • Energy chain or festoon
  • Anti-collision systems, boom & gantry
  • Remote access via standard interface
  • Checkers cabin
  • Curve going
  • Hatch cover platforms
  • Worldwide Liebherr service network.
  • Extensive training both on site and in our factory for operators and engineers.
  • Purpose built state-of-the-art design and production facilities located in Ireland since 1958.
  • Highly skilled and experienced employees with expertise in-house for after sales service.
  • Responsibility with Liebherr, eliminating interface and compatibility problems (i.e. structural, mechanical and electrical design, production, commissioning and service).

Videos

DP World Southampton is home to 10 Megamax Liebherr ship to shore container cranes. This short video shows some of them at work.

DP World Southampton is home to 10 Megamax Liebherr ship to shore container cranes. Play video

DP World Southampton is home to 10 Megamax Liebherr ship to shore container cranes. This short video shows some of them at work.

Timelapse footage of a Liebherr ship to shore container crane being assembled at DCT Gdansk, Poland.

Timelapse assembly of STS container cranes in DCT Gdansk, Poland Play video

Timelapse footage of a Liebherr ship to shore container crane being assembled at DCT Gdansk, Poland.

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