Qube orders Liebherr LHM 280
By Laura Hatton30 August 2013
Port service company, Qube Ports & Bulk, Australia, has ordered a fourth Liebherr LHM 280 mobile harbour crane.
The 84 tonne LHM 280 has a 40 metre outreach and has a flexible propping system. One of the LHM 280s ordered by Qube has been commissioned in Geraldton for operation with the bulk handling system Rotabox. An additional two LHM 280s in Fremantle and Bunbury are being assembled, a company spokesperson said. The fourth mobile harbour crane has been ordered for a facility in Melbourne.
Gordon Clark, Liebherr sales manager for the Oceania region said, “Our machines are adaptable to all kinds of handling products, and the Rotabox is somewhere between a grab application and container handling, so it was no trouble for our experienced designers to come up with suitable solutions.”
Todd Emmert, director at Qube Bulks in Perth, said, “The Geraldton crane is now fully operational and has delivered the promised productivity gains anticipated to support the investment” said. “I’ve known Liebherr for a long time in various ports in Australia, and their machines are always a welcome addition to our operation. The local service through Morrow Equipment means we have an excellent combination of machine and support.”
“The Australian ports market is riding on the back of a boom in the mining industry, so other projects are still possible. We also have other projects and deliveries scheduled for later in the year, including one to the Pacific Islands,” Clark added.