Bronka port to handle cargo of up to 500 tonnes
On 14 October 2019, deep-water port Bronka welcomed the Liebherr LHM 800, mobile harbor crane able to lift 302 tonnes in hook mode and 60 tonnes in twin-lift mode. Through deployment of the new crane together with the similar one put into operation in 2015, Bronka will be able to handle cargo of up to 500 tonnes, which is a record for the ports of the Russian Federation, OOO Bronka Group says in a press release.
The Liebherr crane was manufactured in Rostock (Germany) with the trials completed on August 22. Upon completion of start-up and commissioning works as well as trials with static or dynamic loads, the crane will be registered with Rostechnadzor (Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia) and put into operation.
“We are sure that acquisition of this equipment in combination with well-arranged infrastructure and logistically convenient location of the port will let MSCC Bronka significantly strengthen its position in the market of over-sized cargo and considerably increase its total throughput”, said Nikita Murov, General Director of OOO Bronka Group.
With its maximum lifting capacity of 302 tonnes, the Liebherr LHM-800 is the most powerful mobile harbour crane in the world. Owing to its huge dimensions, the crane handles large freighters with a width of up to 22 rows of containers, which meets the characteristics of Super Post Panamax ships of over 13,000 TEUs in capacity.
MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka) owned and operated by OOO is the only deep-water terminal in Big Port of St. Petersburg able to accommodate vessels of up to 347 meters in length, up to 50 meters in width and up to 13 meters in draft. Operational from December 2015, the terminal specializes in handling of containers, Ro-Ro and general cargo. As of today, MSCC Bronka is able to handle about 1.9 million TEUs and over 260,000 units of vehicles and special equipment per year.