Liebherr harbours record

25 April 2008

The 53 mobile harbour (LHM series) cranes Liebherr delivered in 2005 gave the manufacturer's division what it said were its second best results. Its order backlog of more than 20 machines suggested another record year of more than 70 in total.

Best seller, with 13 units sold in 2005 compared with six in 2004, was the 140 tonne capacity LHM 500, Liebherr's most powerful model. Coming in a close second, at 12 units, was the LHM 400, of which more than 100 have been sold around the world. In third place, with 11 units, was the smaller LHM 150, which lifts a maximum of 40 tonnes and has a maximum radius of 32 m. The LHM 250 (10 sold) and LHM 320 (seven sold) completed the list of deliveries.

Countries where sales of LHM cranes were strong last year include the UK (8 units), Spain, Algeria and Iran (6 units each). Countries where LHMs were sold for the first time included Greece (two units LHM 400 for Scorpion), Hungary (one unit LHM 150 for Gönyü Harbour), Syria (two units LHM 150 for the Tartous Port General Company) and French Polynesia (one unit LHM 400 for the Entreprise JA Cowan et Fils) making a total of 70 countries where Liebherr harbour mobile cranes are operating.

In Brazil an LHM 250 was delivered to Fortesolo Servicos Integrados at Paranagua as was an LHM 320 to Serra Morena in the port of Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul. In addition a contract was signed with Brazilian terminal operator Tecondi for two post-panamax LHM 500s.

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