Cargo shipping company Montecon S.A. has opted for its first LHM 800 crane in container handling configuration, which will start operation in 2016.
Juan Olascoaga, General Manager at Montecon, said: “No mobile harbour crane ever before provided an eye level of more than 40 metres, which truly eases and speeds up the handling of large container vessels.”
“This forward-looking investment underlines our pioneering role in South America. Our customers will directly benefit from the outstanding capabilities of this new versatile cargo handling solution.”
In order to shorten demurrage, Montecon services one vessel with up to five LHMs. The more mobile harbour cranes there are working on the same ship, the more important the mobility of these cargo handling solutions becomes.
An elongated tower extension on the LHM 800 ensures that the position of the boom fulcrum is higher than 36 metres. The higher fulcrum point eases the handling of bigger ships.
Montecon has been using Liebherr mobile harbour cranes for more than 14 years and the models of their fleet reflect the growth of vessel sizes.