Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Delivery of Port Handling Equipment is Particularly Noteworthy

Mobile Harbour Crane Maker Reaches Milestone
Shipping News Feature

SPAIN – GERMANY – Rostock based Liebherr Maritime Cranes recently reached another milestone when the company handed over the 100th Liebherr mobile harbour crane, a new LHM 600, to the Spanish customer Maritima del Principado in Gijón.

The new machine belongs to Generation 5, the latest technical development stage in the Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane programme. Spain becomes the third country to have a century strong fleet of such mobile harbour cranes, Russia being the first with India shortly afterwards. Andreas Müller, Sales Director of Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes, commented:

“Today the population of mobile harbour cranes in Spain is at a high level of 179 machines in total. We at Liebherr maritime cranes are very proud to have achieved a market share of more than 55%. This great trust of our customers in us and our products and services shows that the Liebherr company philosophy is also lived in Spain.”

The history of the Liebherr mobile harbour crane in Spain started more than 27 years ago. In 1992 Liebherr delivered its first mobile harbour crane to Spain, an LHM 1300. The crane was like many Liebherr products a pioneer of its time and a highly innovative and reliable crane in the market. The LHM 1300 proves its durability every day again, because it is still in operation in Spain.

Photo: Company representatives and employees receive the new crane in Gijón, Spain.