Liebherr, a provider of cargo handling solutions, has announced its delivery of two LHM 550 mobile harbour cranes to East African port operator Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC).
The Port of Maputo, located in the capital city of Mozambique, is one of the most important transhipment hubs in the region, handling all types of goods passing through East Africa.
In order to support the significant growth of the facility, central port operator MPDC has decided to invest further in Liebherr’s LHM 550 cranes, following an initial order for two units in 2015.
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According to a statement, the LHM 550 unit is well-suited to the Port of Maputo, offering high capacity and fast movements for productive bulk handling operations.
The investment in equipment also includes training for the operators and technicians handling the new machines, as well as those responsible for equipment maintenance.
Marla Calado, Chief Operations Officer at MPDC, commented: ““In addition to the two mobile harbour cranes, we have recently acquired 14 payloaders, 8 tractors, 8 forklifts and 2 rail excavators (for wagon unloading operations).
“This investment is in line with the need to improve the berth usage and the rehabilitation and deepening works that are taking place at the moment.
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A further statement from Liebherr read: “Since 2011, the company Liebherr Mozambique is in place, allowing Liebherr to be at site with shortest distance to our customers.
“Liebherr has a long-term commitment to local markets and this applies in particular to Mozambique with its great potential for future growth and development.”