Liebherr Eco-Crane Supports Bavaria Port Expansion


Liebherr, a provider of lifting solutions, has announced the inauguration of a new LHM 420 mobile harbour crane, which will be the first of its kind to comply with the new exhaust gas purification stage V.

According to a statement, the machine will be implemented at the Port of Passau in Bavaria, Germany, a gateway for trade to areas in south-eastern Europe.

Following the opening of the trimodal location in Passau-Schalding approximately ten years ago, port operator bayernhafen has decided to significantly expand its existing infrastructure.

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The project, which includes the purchase of a new mobile harbour crane from Liebherr, also involves the extension of Passau’s railway, creating further capacity at the facility.

Even before legislation was introduced officially in 2019, Liebherr delivered the first unit with EU emissions standard V to Passau at the end of 2018.



Mobile harbour cranes from Liebherr are equipped as standard with a new exhaust gas cleaning system, as long as it is required in the country of destination.

Liebherr has stated that only minor technical adjustments were made to achieve the new emission standard, and no compromise on performance has been made.

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Since the production on Liebherr’s 420 range began in 2011, more than 150 units have been sold, and four units have been delivered to Germany in the last two years alone.

A further comment from the company read: “The LHM 420 marks the centre of the Mobile Harbour Crane product range and, with a maximum capacity of 124 tonnes. It can be used for a wide range of applications like bulk goods, general cargo or container handling.

“Passau will also use the new crane for handling complete wind turbines. Although the previous crane was able to handle the relatively light wind blades, the new crane will be used for the heavy towers and aggregates with unit weights of up to 100 tonnes.”

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