Liebherr Africa has opened a new maritime crane sales and service centre in Durban, South Africa. Located just outside of Durban, the new centre will offer sales, service and spare parts for all maritime products throughout southern Africa. As well as providing operator, technician and service staff training it will also feature maritime crane simulators for virtual training of ship to shore cranes, mobile harbour cranes, rubber tyre gantry cranes and offshore cranes. The company said one of the main drivers for the new centre was a … [Read more...]
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Liebherr Maritime Cranes has launched its new 308 tonne flagship mobile harbour crane – its largest to date. Topping the company’s seven model LHM range, the LHM 800 has a maximum capacity of 308 tonnes and a maximum radius of 64 metres. Offering 100 tonnes more capacity than the next model in the range, it is able to handle container vessels up to 22 rows across. With hoist speeds of 120 metres a minute, the company claims it is able to handle 38 containers an hour in standard configuration. When equipped with Liebherr's Pactronic hybrid … [Read more...]
Swiss bulk handling company Pacorini Metals Terminals has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane in the Netherlands for its port on the river of Western Scheldt, in Vlissingen. The LHM 420 has a maximum lifting capacity of 84 tonnes and an outreach of up to 48 metres. It will be used to carry out container handling and bulk operations. Last year, the LHM 420 was the second most popular model for Liebherr with almost 30 deliveries worldwide. Pacorini commercial manager Mark Doene, said: “The new LHM 420 plays a … [Read more...]
Two ship cranes dropped a large mobile telescopic crane they were lifting in tandem at Fremantle port in Australia on Tuesday. The hoist rope on one of the two cranes clearly failed dropping one end of the crane which then slipped from both sets of rigging. The mobile crane dropped into the ship's hold, sending those working in the area scurrying for safety. One man was caught by the falling mass and suffered minor injuries. The local union claims that the ship based employees carrying out the lift were not qualified under Australian … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]
A company in the Netherlands has opened a new hotel in a large harbour crane in Amsterdam. Located on the NDSM Wharf, which was previously a shipyard for the construction and restoration of large ships between 1984 and 1979, the Faralda NDSM hotel has completely renovated the 50 metre, free-slewing crane to incorporate three lavishly furnished hotel suites. It also features a TV and music broadcasting studio and a hot tub on the top of the crane offering a view of the rive IJ and the city of Amsterdam. The cost for any crane fanatic to … [Read more...]