International logistics provider and port operator Katoen Natie has taken delivery of four Liebherr mobile harbour cranes.
Two LHM 600s and a LHM 550 have been delivered to the company’s port in Antwerp, while a LGM 420 has been delivered to its port in Radicatel, France. Manufactured by Liebherr Maritime Cranes in Rostock, the LHM 600s has a maximum lifting capacity of 208 tonnes and an outreach of up to 58 metres. Installed with Liebherr’s Sycratronic software, the company can now carry out tandem lifts of up to 416 tonnes.
The LHM 550 is equipped with the unique Pactronic hybrid power booster, which improves turnover capacity by up to 30 percent as well as reducing fuel/energy consumption and exhaust emissions by as much. The LHM 420 is Liebherr’s latest model and provides an outreach of 48 metres and a maximum lifting capacity of 124 tonnes.
Joos Melis, Katoen Natie commercial director, said: “Thanks to our two new LHM 600s we have expanded our portfolio and are now capable of lifting loads as heavy as 416 tonnes, which is unique in Belgium. We are very optimistic that these state-of-the-art giants in combination with our long-term experience in safe and efficient cargo handling will attract new customers.”