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Liebherr delivers LHM 420 to Port of Hamburg

Liebherr delivers LHM 420 to Port of Hamburg
The LHM 420 MHC

Rhenus Midgard has ordered a new Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane (MHC) to replace a more than 20-year-old Liebherr LHM 320 at its Dradenau terminal in Hamburg.

Acquired in 1999, the LHM 320 MHC helped Rhenus Midgard to handle breakbulk and containers at the multipurpose facility and, over the past years, has handled machinery, plant and equipment for industrial and production facilities.

The new LHM 420 MHC has been in operation at the Port of Hamburg since the end of June and has offered the company higher handling speeds, an increased maximum load, and more outreach.

In addition to its maximum lifting capacity of up to 124 tonnes and a reach of 48 m, the new MHC offers the opportunity to further reduce emissions at the port thanks to its state-of-the-art engine and exhaust technology.

Helge Behrend, managing director of Rhenus Midgard Hamburg, said: “With the new MHC, we will see further increases in handling volumes and, also in combination with the ‘Greenliner’ concept that has been successfully established for more than ten years – moving goods from the road to the water – we will make an even greater contribution in Hamburg to reducing emissions and relieving pressure on roads.”

The LHM 420 was delivered from Rostock to Hamburg in fully assembled condition and, after a 10-hour sea voyage, the new machine was ready for operation shortly after arrival.

Eric Hein, Liebherr sales manager for MHC in the German speaking counties, said: “The new crane means both productivity increases and cost reductions for Rhenus Midgard Hamburg.

“Liebherr is proud to be part of the Greenliner concept initiated by Rhenus Midgard with the LHM 420 and thus to reduce emissions.”