Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Loads Any Freight Cargo Anywhere in the World - 1000 Times Over

Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane Sales Reach a Milestone
Shipping News Feature

AUSTRIA – FRANCE – Whilst times are hard for many industry sectors materials handling specialists Liebherr, a company whose cranes and construction equipment are to be seen in ports and on sites across the world, have started well in 2012 after achieving their second best annual result in history last year. An order from Montoir Bulk Terminal in France means the Swiss headquartered group has sold its 1000th Mobile Harbour Crane, used for the bulk loading of every type of freight cargo in ports around the world. Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH, in Austria is the largest maritime crane production site from where the group manufactures and markets an extensive range of product lines including ship cranes, offshore cranes, mobile harbour cranes and reach stackers.

Liebherr started mobile harbour crane production in 1974 and it took twenty years to sell the first one hundred. Now demand for the versatile lifters is such that in the subsequent eighteen years business has multiplied over nine fold with orders doubling in the past seven years alone The latest order is for a type LPS 550 crane with a maximum lifting capacity of 144 tons and a boom length of 48 metres. Ordering customer Montoir Bulk Terminal is a subsidiary of the SEA-invest Group, which is one of the world’s largest terminal operators for dry bulk, fruit and liquid bulk. SEA-invest Group operates 25 ports spread across three continents.

The crane is equipped with the unique Pactronic®. This innovative hybrid drive system boosts performance and reduces emissions at the same time, each by 30%. The Green advantage of Pactronic® goes hand in hand with Sea-invest Group’s business policy which highlights paying attention to the environment. Additionally Sea-invest has equipped their new machine with electronic drive, which allows an even more eco-friendly crane operation.