MONTECON S.A. at the Port of Montevideo, Uruguay has placed an order with Liebherr for two large electric rubber tyre gantry cranes, the first RTGs in Uruguay.

Stacking ten containers and a truck lane wide and one over six containers high, the ERTGs are ideal for maximising space utilisation as the port optimises an RTG operation that includes reefer handling.

The port already operates a fleet of seven Liebherr mobile harbour cranes, the first of which was supplied in 2001. The Liebherr RTGs will complement the port in terms of their use of technology and low environmental impact.

BTG Autosteering, stack and gantry anti-collision, and a truck anti-lift system are some of the productivity and safety features included. An active front end and a CRD electric power supply eliminates emissions and reduces fuel consumption and noise. Embedded fibre communications and Liebherr’s open architecture ensures efficient communications and future proofs the machines for the coming decades.


Liebherr’s area sales manager for the Americas Ray Cronin said,“Liebherr are pleased to sell our first two ERTGs to Uruguay. Montecon S.A. were impressed with the technological solution presented by Liebherr.

“The inherent value found in the Liebherr design including Liebherr’s eight-rope reeving, simultaneous drive motion and the stiff and lightweight design provided an exceptional foundation on which to build these modern, safe and environmentally friendly machines”.

The cranes will be delivered to the port in early 2021.