Danish company A. Henriksen Shipping A/S has signed a contract for a new LHM 550 multi-purpose Liebherr mobile harbour crane with a lifting capacity of 144 tonnes.
The new crane will lift steel slabs with a total weight of up to 61 tonnes each and be used in cargo operations in order to boost terminal productivity at the port of Frederiksværk, where A. Henriksen Shipping is loading and discharging some 400 ships per year.
Operating out of the ports of Frederiksværk and Hundested, north of Copenhagen, A. Henriksen Shipping A/S offers a wide range of services within shipping, transport and logistics.
The company was established in Copenhagen in 1934 and has served local as well as international customers, between ports in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden, handling most types of cargo including bulk, break bulk, ro-ro, heavy lift and project cargo.
Ports Baltics are called occasionally called upon when a sufficient quantity of cargo is available. In 2007, A. Henriksen Shipping bought a LHM 400, its first Liebherr mobile harbour crane.
Teddy Folmer, CEO of A. Henriksen Shipping A/S, said: “Important reasons for choosing a Liebherr mobile harbour crane once again has been the good partnership with Liebherr, their use of latest technology and the high quality oftheir products.
“The whole service concept, which implies short reaction times and fast delivery of spare parts when needed, positively influenced our decision. Together with the Liebherr service agreement based on the market leading service concept which Liebherr provides an economic, stable and safe operation of the crane is ensured for the years to come.”
Last week's PTI Friday Focus shared the behind the scenes life of crane operator and YouTuber Joris Cleiren from Belgium. The video from Liebherr below shows the LHM 550 in action:
Image caption: Teddy Folmer, the CEO of A. Henriksen Shipping recently visited the maritime manufacturing plant, located at the Baltic Sea in Rostock, Germany. F.L.T.R. Aron Boysen, Liebherr Sales Manager Scandinavia; Teddy Folmer CEO A. Henriksen Shipping A/S; Frank Pfister, Liebherr Sales Director mobile harbour cranes; Peter Nielsen, Senior Terminal Manager A. Henriksen Shipping A/S; Torsten Schapfl, Sales Manager mobile harbor cranes