Liebherr Maritime Cranes, a provider of lifting solutions, has delivered the first of two LHM 550 mobile harbour cranes to the Port of Rostock, Germany.
Euroports Germany, which operates a terminal at Rostock, is one of the largest port infrastructure companies in Europe, managing supply-chain solutions for international customers across the maritime logistics network.
With a portfolio of 26 terminals, located in Europe and Asia, the company handles more than 60 million tonnes of bulk, breakbulk, liquid and containerized goods.
Liebherr and Euroports have worked together for over seven years, with Liebherr mobile harbour cranes first implemented by Euroports Belgium at the Leftbank of Antwerp.
In 2018, Euroports Germany opted for two LHM 550 cranes to increase turnover at its multipurpose terminal in the Port of Rostock.
One of the two cranes, which has a maximum lifting capacity of up to 144 tonnes and a maximum outreach of 54 metres, was shipped fully assembled in mid-December.
According to a statement, the machines will be used for various applications like project cargo, bulk and containers.
Karsten Lentz, Managing Director of Euroports Germany, said: “With this investment we will further enhance the performance of Euroports Germany.
“The new cranes will enable us to work more universally and with a higher load capacity at all berths and at the terminal. We look forward to continuing our cooperation with the Liebherr team.”
Andreas Müller, Sales Director of Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes, added: “We are very happy that we could now win Euroports Germany as our customer, after we already had a very good relationship with Euroports Belgium.
“We thank them for the trust they have placed in us and we will support our neighbours in all matters.”