Antony Perkins, managing director of Australian Amalgamated Terminals writes:
AAT continues to modernise its equipment to facilitate increased productivity and efficiency across stevedoring operations.
The recent acquisition of a Liebherr LPS 550 Rail Mounted Portal Boom Crane, sourced from the Liebherr factory in Rostock, Germany in 2019, expanded AAT’s fleet of shore cranes to three, with the Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane, Deer Park Ship to Shore Crane providing an extensive cargo handling capability.
AAT worked in collaboration with Liebherr and the Port of Brisbane to ensure that the design and assembly met the manufacturers exacting standards, and was in accordance with strict wharf specifications.
Prior to arrival in Australia, the crane was fully assembled and tested at the Liebherr factory in Rostock before being dismantled for shipping to Brisbane.
In support of the crane acquisition, prior to arrival, the Port of Brisbane undertook a major refurbishment of the existing crane rail infrastructure over a five month period to ensure precision alignment for the new crane bogie wheels which have five millimetre margin of tolerance.