Liebherr Maritime Cranes has continued to assert its dominance in the mobile harbour cranes sector following a successful 2018, gaining an estimated two-thirds market share.
The lifting solutions provider made 83 sales across 40 countries in the last twelve months, including a record-year in the UK and continued growth across Africa.
Andreas Müller, Sales Director for Liebherr’s mobile harbour cranes segment, said: “Demand for our state-of-the-art handling solution was very stable at a high level during the course of the year.
“In addition, we have succeeded in reviving countries and even entire regions that have shown almost no turnover development in recent years.”
Sales of the company’s LHM 800 mobile harbour crane were particularly successful during 2018, with terminal operators such as Uruguay’s Montecon S.A. investing in additional units of this model.
Juan Olascoaga, General Manager of Montecon, spoke about working with Liebherr: “We feel confident as we rely on the trustworthiness of Liebherr and its entire staff; they are strategic partners in the development of our business.
“Our mobile harbour cranes are doubtlessly our main fixed asset, and they determine the service level that we provide to our customers.”
Leopold Berthold, Managing Director Sales for Liebherr Maritime Cranes, has also offered a projection for the company’s future in 2019.
“Despite unstable political and economic conditions, some of which are difficult to predict, the outlook for 2019 is positive.
“The existing order backlog is promising and indicates that the Liebherr mobile harbour crane will continue on its successful course.”