Four years ao Montecon challenged Liebherr Maritime Cranes to design and built a pair of mobile harbor cranes, the world's largest, that would be able to reach up to 22 rows of containers, a feat of dockside logistics never seen before.
The project was recently successfully completed, courtesty of the recent delivery of two Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes. Port of Montevideo is one of the major ports in South America and plays an essential role in the economy of Uruguay.
The growth of Liebherr’s mobile harbor crane range is linked to Montecon. Liebherr Maritime Cranes developed the LHM 800 at Montecon’s request because there were no mobile harbor cranes big enough to meet the needs of the largest ships. According to Olascoaga, General Manager of Montecon, the investment took place “because it’s our business, a point we wish to emphasise. But also because we take it as a basic strategic aim that the port of Montevideo is the only deep-water port in the whole of Uruguay and of this region, with a future full of possibilities.”