Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT) has purchased a Liebherr LPS 550 rail mounted harbour crane, the first of its kind for Queensland.
AAT, a subsidiary of Qube, bought the crane to handle a significant increase in container volumes and increase productivity.
The Liebherr LPS 550 has a rated capacity of 144 tons and twin lift capabilities for container operations.
Staff from AAT visited Rostock, Germany, to inspect the crane before it is delivered to Australia.
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It is due to arrive in Queensland in January 2020 and will be assembled at the Port of Brisbane. Assembly is expected to take around three to four works with an operational timeframe of February 2020.
To prepare for the new crane, the Port of Brisbane is currently undertaking a realignment project of the crane rails on Berths One, Two and Three.
Stevedores and AAT staff have begun crane training.