Liebherr has delivered the first out of two mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) to its neighbour, a multipurpose terminal operated by Euroports Germany at the Port of Rostock.
One of the two LHM 550s was shipped fully-assembled on the heavy load carrier Meri from the Liebherr plant to the Euroports pier.
The units come in a two-rope configuration, have a maximum lifting capacity of up to 144 tonnes and a maximum outreach of 55 m which makes the equipment the strongest MHCs at the port.
The cranes include specially adapted double supporting pads in order to comply with the prescribed ground pressures due to difficult conditions at the 500 m Euroports pier.
The German terminal operator aims to considerably increase its turnover and will utilise the equipment for various applications such as project cargo, bulk and containers.
Karsten Lentz, managing director of Euroports Germany, said: “The new cranes will enable us to work more universally with a higher load capacity at all berths and at the terminal.”
Euroports, which handles more than 60m tonnes of bulk, breakbulk, liquid and containerised goods across a network of 26 terminals across Europe and Asia, has worked with Liebherr for seven years.
In Belgium at the Leftbank of Antwerp, the operator uses multiple Liebherr MHCs of different sizes but the two new cranes mark the first order for Germany.