The Port of Brunsbüttel (Elbehafen Brunsbüttel) has taken delivery of a double level luffing portal-mounted crane, a Tukan model, from Kocks Ardelt Kranbau GmbH.
The crane has a lifting capacity of 120t under hook, and the port said that it can be operated in tandem crane operation to lift 240t.
This must mean that some kind of synchronised lifting software is installed on both cranes (otherwise the twin lift would have to be derated by up to 15%). Maximum outreach is 63m, enabling the crane to transload grab cargoes from ship to ship or ship to barge berthed alongside.
“The new crane will be used to handle bulk, general cargoes and project cargoes,” said Frank Schnabel, managing director of Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH/Schramm Group.
“Its high energy efficiency and low noise emissions make the new equipment very environment-friendly. As a private company without recourse subsidies, we are financing the crane 100% ourselves.”
Throughput at Brunsbüttel increased by 10% year-on-year to the end of August this year. The port is preparing itself to take part in the UniPort 4.0 project, which is part of the federal government’s Innovative Port Technology (IHATEC) programme.