Liebherr Optimise Antwerp Terminal


Liebherr has strengthened its business relationship with port operator Katoen Natie after a recent delivery of a Liebherr reachstacker LRS 545.

The Liebherr reachstacker LRS 545 is the latest machine from Liebherr Maritime Cranes. The family owned company Katoen Natie opted for the new Liebherr reachstacker to boost container throughput at their intermodal terminal in Antwerp, Belgium.

Sophie Van Kerckhove, Purchase Director at Katoen Natie, said: “Thanks to our new LRS 545 we are very optimistic to increase our container handling capacity at the terminal.

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“This state-of-the-art machine in combination with our long-term experience in safe and efficient cargo handling will support our daily business.”

During the last years, Liebherr has delivered quite a number of mobile harbour cranes to Katoen Natie.

Due to the investment in two LHM 600s in 2015, Katoen Natie can now offer high-capacity tandem lifts to its customers.

Technical Paper: New Equipment for New Demands

Thanks to the installation of Sycratronic, one crane operator can safely handle heavy loads of up to 416 tonnes in tandem operation.

In this regard, technology from Liebherr plays a major role and this is where the LRS 545 steps in.

The complete design of the new reachstacker series is based on the latest technology in order to maximise driver comfort, performance and eco-friendliness. 

Liebherr are due to exhibit at TOC Europe in Hamburg from June 14-16, 2016. The company will be located at stand E50.

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