The large machines, shipped to the Port of Haldia, have a maximum lifting capacity of 140 tonnes and are fitted with a 20 m³ and a 35 m³ four rope grab. All the cranes are to be delivered pre-assembled in order that they can be put into immediate operation on site by mid-October.
With an average annula growth rate of 7%, India currently has one of the fastest growing economies in the world with a rapid increase in foreign trade through the country’s sea ports.
Port operators in the region are increasing their handling capacities through the use of MHCs.
In August, Krishnapatnam Port achieved an all-India record, turning around the cape size vessel ‘MV Cape Santa Alegria’ with an average load rate of 50.40 tonnes per day. The total cargo of 101.25 tonnes was loaded within 48-hours using two Liebherr LHM 500 cranes.
Since entering the market in 2004, Liebherr has already delivered 32 mobile harbour cranes to India, making it the market leader on the Indian subcontinent.