Liebherr, a lifting solutions provider, has delivered seven new reachstackers to Durban Port in South Africa, where they have already been put into operation as of March 2018.
The assembly of the machines took place at the port after they arrived from a manufacturing site in Sunderland, UK.
Liebherr have designed the machines to withstand harsh conditions.
Nene Thubelihle, Regional Supply Chain Manager for terminal operator Transnet SOC Ltd, said: “The decisive factor for the purchase of a Liebherr machine was to find a reachstacker that could withstand the difficult maritime environmental conditions such as dust and salt that prevail in the Port of Durban and defy them permanently.
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“In addition, it was necessary to find an engine that could cope with the deficient quality of diesel fuel in Africa.
“In dialogue with Liebherr, a very satisfactory solution for all this requirements was found, the LRS 545.”