Maher Terminals LLC on track for net zero with new eco cranes
Liebherr Container Cranes has been awarded the contract for the supply of three ship-to-shore container cranes for Maher Terminals LLC at the Port of New York & New Jersey.
With a span of 30.48 m, a back reach of 22.9 m, an outreach of 69.5 m and a lift height over rail of 53.34 m, the megamax cranes are designed to handle the world’s largest container vessels.
The cranes will assist Maher in becoming a net zero emissions facility by 2040 and are said to offer a number of environmental benefits. Manufactured using high tensile steel and with a lattice main beam and boom, the resulting lightweight and stiff crane requires less energy to operate than traditional cranes.
The crane drives include an active front end, which returns electricity to the grid, whilst the Liebherr Liduro drive systems optimises energy requirements, and power management. Ultra-high efficiency LED flood lights reduce energy consumption by 70% over traditional fixtures, provide better light quality to the longshoremen, and are designed to reduce glare and light pollution.