Mukran Port Terminals purchase third Liebherr MHC

Mukran Port Terminals purchase third Liebherr MHC
Liebherr LHM 550 MHC

Mukran Port Terminals GmbH has purchased its third Liebherr mobile harbour crane (MHC), a LHM 550, for the Port of Sassnitz in Germany.

The MHC was purchased following a period of rental and, with a maximum lifting capacity of up to 144 tonnes, it will be used primarily for the growing project business and increasing container handling volume.

Harm Sievers, managing director of Mukran Port Terminal, said: “With the new MHC, we are strengthening our position as a multipurpose port for future business in the project cargo sector.

“We are also taking into account the rapid development of traffic on the New Silk Road via the Mukran site as a crucial link.”

The port acts as an interface for international transport chains for rail, sea, and road while transportation of goods to and from China only takes 12 days.

Mukran Port Terminals has successfully operated two LHM 400 MHCs for years and has now increased its crane fleet to meet the growing demand from its customes.

One year ago, the company leased a Liebherr LHM 550 MHC which, thanks to its performance and flexibility, convinced Mukran Port Terminals to purchase it.

Sievers added: “With our trio of Liebherr cranes, we are ideally equipped to meet the increasing demands of the future.

“The versatility of the LHM 550 fits perfectly with the daily requirements at our terminal.”

Liebherr MHC’s multifunctionality makes them attractive for all areas of application in the port and, thanks to the simple modular design, lifting devices can be replaced within a short time.

The LHM 550 is a bestseller in Liebherr’s MHC product portfolio, with the manufacturer having sold over 300 units.

It offers a radius of 54 m which makes it well-suited for bulk handling in the Capesize ship class.

For container handling, it is optimised for ships of the New Panamax class while general cargo and heavy lift application are also an option for this crane.

The innovative hydrostatic drive concept ensures increased efficiency and reduced fuel consumption compared to conventional drive types on the market.