Marr Contracting and RAR Group each deployed a Grove GMK6400 crane for an infrastructure development project at the Moorebank logistics park in Sydney, Australia.

The cranes from Manitowoc’s Grove range were used to assemble four container stacking cranes that will automatically load and unload cargo at the import/export rail terminal at the port of Botany.

“We deployed the 400 tonne-capacity all-terrain GMK6400 crane because it offers the best lifting capability of any six-axle mobile crane,” said Andrew Bodman, director at RAR Group.

The crane has a 60 m-long main boom and up to 79 m of luffing jib available, giving it a maximum possible top height of 136 m. For this job, the cranes were configured with 34.9 m of main boom and 135 tonnes of counterweight.

Once completed, the terminal is expected to handle up to 1.05 million teu a year of local and international containerised freight.