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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Liebherr News

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RTG Cranes Roll at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomed general cargo vessel HC Melina carrying a unique shipment of two, large rubber-tire gantry (RTG) cranes destined for the CSX Intermodal Terminals’ facility in Chicago.Once the 68-piece shipment is fully assembled, the RTG cranes will have a span of eight containers wide and with a hoisting height of one over four containers high. The high-performance equipment will replace two older units at the CSX Intermodal Terminals’ Bedford Park facility…

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LiUP Crane Driver Elevator for Mobile Harbor Cranes

Liebherr Maritime presents its new LiUP crane driver elevator for mobile harbour cranes at this year’s terminal operator trade fair, TOC Europe. The in-house developed lift has an innovative drive technology and is powered by an electric motor with lithium-ion battery and energy recovery function.The inhouse developed Liebherr crane driver elevator LiUP is designed to transport the operator in a save and efficient way to his workplace. The LiUP saves the drivers energy and time compared to climbing up several stairs.

From left to right: Roman Chopyk (Sales Manager Liebherr), Maxim Kim (Area Manager Liebherr), Andreas Müller (Sales Director Liebherr), Dennis Jul Pedersen (CEO Port Esbjerg), Henrik Theilgaard (Technical Director Port Esbjerg), Leopold Berthold (Managing Director Liebherr Rostock), Aaron Boysen (Sales Manager Liebherr) (Photo: Liebherr)

Port Esbjerg Expands Capacity with Liebherr

The Port Esbjerg is gearing up for future business and opted for the world’s largest mobile harbor crane, the Liebherr LHM 800 with a maximum lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes.Since 1874, the Port of Esbjerg has been the main center for sea carriage and trade between Denmark and the rest of the world. Today, the Port of Esbjerg is an international, multimodal transport center and an important Scandinavian gateway to the whole world. More than 200 companies are located at the port with a total staff of up to 10…

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Liebherr: Reachstacker Order in Australia

Tianqi Lithium Kwinana has placed an order with Liebherr for the first LRS 545 Reachstacker in Australia. The new device is a part of a package including two Liebherr XPower wheel loaders. The new machine is scheduled to go into operation in July this year.Tianqi Lithium operates a new lithium hydroxide plant in the Kwinana Industrial Area, south of Perth in Western Australia. The company works every day to meet the rapidly growing demand for rechargeable batteries driven, for example, by the electric vehicle and energy storage industries.

Growth for the mobile harbour crane range: The new LPS 420 E is a purely electric gantry crane and operates completely emissions-free (Photo: Liebherr)

Liebherr Turnover Tops $11 Billion

The Liebherr Group notched up a company record turnover of $11.8 million in 2018, representing an increase of $828 million, or 7.5 %, compared with the previous year.Despite a slight decline in overall economic growth, revenues from construction machinery and mining equipment rose by 10.8 % to $7,761 million, with especially strong contributions from the Earthmoving, Mobile Cranes and Mining divisions. In the other product areas, which include Maritime Cranes, Aerospace and Transportation Systems…

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First Mobile Harbor Crane with Exhaust Gas Stage V

A new Liebherr LHM 420 Mobile Harbor Crane was officially inaugurated in the middle of February in Passau, Bavaria. The new machine in the port of Passau is the first Liebherr Mobile Harbor Crane to comply with the new exhaust gas purification stage V.Around ten years after the opening of the trimodal port location in Passau-Schalding, bayernhafen has once again significantly expanded its infrastructure. In addition to new extension railway an investment was also made in a new mobile harbor crane. bayernhafen Passau is Bavaria's gateway to and from south-eastern Europe.

Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbor crane arrives at Port Canaveral aboard the cargo vessel Happy Dover. (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

US' Largest Mobile Harbour Crane at Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral has taken the delivery of mobile harbor crane - 270-foot-tall Liebherr LHM 600 - the largest of its kind in the US.The huge LHM 600 crane arrived at the port on January 18, 2018 aboard the “Happy Dover”, a heavy load carrier and  will be operational in the second quarter of 2019. It joins two 270-foot-tall ship-to-shore cranes in service at the port since 2014.The Canaveral Port Authority purchased the mobile harbor crane to accommodate the Port’s growing diverse cargo throughput…

Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbor crane arrives 
at Port Canaveral on Friday aboard the cargo vessel Happy Dover.
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New Mobile Harbor Crane Arrives at Port Canaveral

A new mobile harbor crane for Port Canaveral arrived at the Port’s North Cargo Berth 5. The mammoth crane arrived aboard the heavy load carrier, Happy Dover. The 270-ft/ tall Liebherr LHM 600 – reportedly the largest mobile harbor crane in the U.S. – will be operational in the second quarter of 2019. It joins two 270-foot-tall, ship-to-shore cranes in service at the Port since 2014.The Canaveral Port Authority purchased the mobile harbor crane to accommodate the Port’s growing diverse cargo throughput…

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ABP, Thor Shipping Sign New Port of Hull Contract

Associated British Ports (ABP) announced a major new agreement which sees Dutch shortsea specialist Thor Shipping & Transport commit 10 years to The Port of Hull.In addition, ABP has invested GBP6 million into Thor’s 10-acre leased terminal, allowing substantial infrastructure improvement works and an additional 2.5 acres of container storage space. As part of this key investment, in March 2019, a hybrid £3.5 million Liebherr harbour crane will arrive, to bolster eco-friendly…

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Euroports Germany opts for Liebherr at Rostock

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has delivered the first out of two LHM 550 to its neighbors in the Port of Rostock, Germany. Euroports Germany wants to increase its turnover considerably with the new cranes. Liebherr succeeded in finding a tailor-made solution for the requirements of the Euroports.Euroports is one of the largest port infrastructure companies in Europe. Euroports develops, operates and manages global maritime supply-chain solutions for international customers in target industry sectors.

Two LHM 800 are already operating in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay. (Photo: Liebherr Maritime Cranes)

Montecon Adds Third Liebherr to its Fleet

Liebherr Maritime Cranes already delivered two Liebherr mobile harbor cranes LHM 800 in container configuration to Montecon in Uruguay. End of November Liebherr received an order from Montecon for the third LHM 800 that will start operation in Montevideo, Uruguay next year.In 2015 Montecon ordered the first giant mobile harbor cranes, type LHM 800 in container operation. Due to their increasing demand for mobile container handling solutions, they subsequently ordered a second unit. Both cranes were delivered in 2016.

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Yilport Opts for Liebherr Mobile Harbor Cranes

At the beginning of November, two Liebherr mobile harbor cranes type LHM 600 arrived at Yilport’s recently acquired terminal in Guatemala. An option on two more LHM 600 underlines the forthcoming strategic partnership between Liebherr and Yilport. Yilport Holding is a subsidiary of Yildrim Group and was established in 2011 to consolidate port and container terminals on an international level. Yilport globally operates 21 marine ports and terminals and 6 dry terminals. The latest member of Yilport’s terminal portfolio is Guatemala’s largest Pacific Ocean port Puerto Quetzal.

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Liebherr to Supply ERTG Cranes to Montreal

Liebherr Container Cranes have secured an order for the supply of 10 electric rubber tyre gantry cranes to Montreal Gateway Terminal Partnerships. The cranes will be delivered to both the Cast and Racine Terminals in 2019.Liebherr supplied its first crane to Cast Terminal, Montreal in 1997. Since then Montreal Gateway Terminal Partnership have procured an additional four STS cranes and eight RTG cranes from Liebherr, further cementing their working relationship. In 2016, a conductor bar system was installed at the terminal…

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Roll-Lift Expands Crane Fleet

Roll-Lift USA added another Liebherr telescopic crawler crane to its fleet. With the purchase of this highly versatile equipment, Roll-Lift is aiming for change.Whether on a shutdown or on green field project, these machines proof their own strength. They are easy to transport and relocate, self-erecting, have narrow and wide track options, the ability to walk under pipe racks and a good lifting chart.The telescopic crawler crane LTR1220 was already introduced in 2012, but is rather new on the U.S. market.

A Liebherr LRS 545 reachstacker assembling its six companions in Durban Port, South Africa. (Photo:   Liebherr )

Seven Liebherr Reachstacker for Durban Port

After half a year in operating the seven Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545, the Transnet SOC Ltd is satisfied by the overall performance of the new devices. In daily operation, the machines have to withstand the harsh maritime conditions in the port of Durban and over the past months, they have mastered this task with flying colors.In December of 2017, Transnet SOC Ltd ordered seven Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545, which have been dispatched from the manufacturing site in Sunderland, Great Britain, in February.

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Joyce Krane Moves into Maritime Sector

The family business Joyce Krane from Karratha recently ordered an LHM 280 Mobile Harbor Crane. The Australian heavy lift and logistic company has been a Liebherr customer of mobile cranes for many years and is now opting for its first Liebherr maritime crane. Joyce Krane, an Australian heavy-lift and logistics specialist with more than 40 years of experience, is a long-standing Liebherr customer for mobile cranes. Joyce Krane from Karratha recently ordered an LHM 280 Mobile Harbor Crane for quayside operation in Dampier, Western Australia.

OHT’s new installation vessel with a Liebherr heavy lift crane, type HLC 150000. Photo: Liebherr worldwide

Liebherr Bags Order to Deliver Heavy Lift Crane

Switzerland based Liebherr Group together with the Norwegian companies OHT, Ulstein Design & Solution BV, DNV-GL as well as Chinese shipyard CMHI are working to manufacture a unique vessel for applications in the wind energy sector, decommissioning, the installation of offshore platforms and for heavy-duty transports. CMHI, a well known manufacturer of offshore equipment and large vessels, is going to build the 216.3 meter long ship at its dockyard in Haimen on behalf of the heavy transport vessel operator, OHT.

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North Carolina Ports Achieves Unprecedented Growth

North Carolina Ports moved a record number of containers through the Port of Wilmington during the 2018 fiscal year, which ended June 30. Wilmington recorded 38 percent year-over-year container growth and year-over-year general cargo growth is up 18 percent.The Port of Morehead City also experienced growth in FY18 with a 20 percent year-over-year increase in general cargo. Overall, North Carolina’s ports in Wilmington and Morehead City achieved record financial results. FY18 was…

With shovels in hand, Sophie Albrecht, Jan Liebherr, Liebherr USA, Co. Managing Directors, its building partners and government officials broke ground during the ceremony. (Image: Liebherr)

Liebherr Breaks Ground on New US Headquarters

Members of the Liebherr family, Executive Management and Newport News city officials gathered last Friday, July 20 for a groundbreaking ceremony on site in Copeland Industrial Park to celebrate the construction of the new Liebherr USA, Co. headquarters.The commencement of this $45 million expansion project marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Liebherr in the United States. The company that has been manufacturing and operating in Newport News, Va. for over 48 years broke ground at the site adjacent to its current location.

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Another Liebherr Mobile Harbor Crane for Qube Ports

The Australian port solution provider Qube Ports will shortly receive its eighth mobile harbour crane from Liebherr. Now they also placed an order for their ninth LHM. Qube, the giant Australian logistics supplier with services and facilities in 28 Australian ports, have ordered a LHM 550 for its operations in Whyalla with SIMEC. This will be the ninth mobile harbor crane Qube have ordered from Liebherr in the last five years, with an LHM 420 also currently on its way to Bell Bay in Tasmania.

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Liebherr Grows Reachstacker Portfolio

At TOC Europe, Liebherr Maritime disclosed the expansion of the reachstacker product line by two new devices. A powerful reachstacker with the lifting capacity of 35 tonnes in the second container row and a log handler for timber handling will complete the existing product family.Exactly three years ago, Liebherr Maritime presented the first prototype of the reachstacker LRS 545 at TOC Europe in Rotterdam. Now two further products have extended the LRS 545 series. The powerful…

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Liebherr LHM 420 for Shannon Foynes Port Company

Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) has taken delivery of a new Liebherr Mobile Harbor Crane LHM 420, which was delivered fully assembled by sea from Liebherr’s factory in Rostock. Shannon Foynes Port Company opted for a new Liebherr mobile harbor crane type LHM 420. The addition of this crane is designed to help maximize the potential of the deep water port at Foynes and contribute to the creation of up to 3,000 jobs along the Shannon Estuary. The crane was procured by Shannon Foynes Port Company through a competitive tendering process.

LPS 420 E is the latest extension of the Liebherr mobile harbour crane Photo  Liebherr

Liebherr: Purely Electrical Portal Crane

The new LPS 420 E is the latest extension of the Liebherr mobile harbour crane product range. The newly designed machine is a purely electric driven portal crane. All crane movements like luffing, hoisting, slewing and travelling are done by electric motors. As the LPS 420 E is a member of the LHM series, it is also characterised by high modularity. Therefore, it is a universal all-rounder and a key asset for handling every type of cargo, from containers to bulk, general cargo and heavy lifts up to 124 t.

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Liebherr Records Its Best-ever Turnover

Switzerland based equipment manufacturer Liebherr Group reports its 2017 turnover was the highest in the group's history, with total sales of €9,845 million.The company’s 2017 revenue increased 9.3 percent compared to the previous year, a trend the group says it believes will continue in 2018.The group posted a net result of €331 million for 2017, an increase of €33 million or 11.1 percent compared to the previous year.Liebherr reported a significant improvement in the operating result in the reporting year.

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New Crane for OCHA Training Center

The Belgium port worker training center OCHA recently received a new Liebherr mobile harbor crane type LHM 120. The machine will be used for practice-based trainings of crane operators. Located in the heart of the Port of Antwerp OCHA offers various trainings for port workers. OCHA specializes in practical crane training. Crane operators can train their driving skills in a realistic environment and get down to business with state-of-the-art material. OCHA belongs to CEPA, a cooperative organization of private port operators.

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EPAS Received Liebherr Cranes for Tandem Lifts

The German port handling company EPAS recently received two new Liebherr mobile harbor cranes type LHM 420. Both cranes together can handle up to 248 tonnes in tandem lift operation. The two devices will further improve the logistic process at the Nordkai terminal in Emden, Germany. Mobile harbor cranes have a long tradition for Ems Ports Agency & Stevedoring (EPAS) Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG in Emden, Germany. To further increase the turnover capacity, the German port company invested in high-end mobile harbor crane technology from Liebherr.