Novorossiysk Commercial Seaport (NMTP) group, majority controlled by Transneft, is Russia’s biggest port operator by cargo volume, with operators in the Baltic as well as the Black Sea. The contracts for the new cranes were negotiated by Liebherr Russland.
The two “Bosphormax” STS cranes, to be built by Liebherr Container Cranes in Ireland, will have a SWL of 65 tons (twin-20 mode) with an outreach of over 50m. They are slated for delivery in 2021 to NMTP’s Novorsoslesport container terminal in Novorossiysk.
In 2018 NMTP was the first customer for the all-electric drive version of the Rostock-built LPS 420, the rail portal-mounted slewing crane that corresponds to the Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane from the slew ring upwards. Maximum capacity under hook is 124 tons.
The LPS 420E is understood to be lighter than the corresponding LPS 420 hydraulic crane and NMTP has now ordered a second unit.