The Port of Södertälje has acquired the first Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane running on fossil-free HVO100 diesel.
The new low-emission LHM 420 enables the port to handle goods more efficiently, contributing to further growth.
The port purchased the LHM 420 in 2020. The new machine was delivered in March 2021, and is already in operation at the port.
Robert Tingvall, CEO at Port of Södertälje, said, “The timing for us to invest in a third mobile harbour crane is perfect. It means that we can offer our customers a more efficient handling and permits continuing growth within the container segment as well as project cargoes.
“We have a very modern terminal, focusing on efficiency, automation, and digitisation. We are very pleased and happy about this new crane.”
With its lifting capacity of up to 124 tonnes and its 360-degree mobility, the crane offers the port flexibility in handling a wide range of goods.
The crane is fully loaded with various assistance systems that make container handling more effective and safe.
Liebherr assistance systems such as the Vertical Line Finder, the Teach-In system or the Advanced Container Control make the crane a partially automated and intelligent crane.
Due to the proximity of the port to the city, the LHM noise insulation is installed.
The machine is the first Liebherr mobile harbour crane to run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) diesel, which is almost emission-free.
HVO Renewable Diesel is a premium fossil free diesel product made of 100% renewable raw materials, which does not release any new carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The Port of Södertälje was the first port in Sweden to convert to fossil-free fuels.
“Up to 30% of the electricity we consume comes from our own photovoltaic system, which is on the roof of one of our warehouses. The rest is green electricity from sun, wind, and water,” Tingvall added.