John B. Emerson, Ambassador to Germany for the US has visited Liebherr MCCtec Rostock GmbH, in which the visit centred around an exchange of information on the importance of the North American market for the maritime industry.
After being welcomed by Leopold Berthold, Managing Director of Liebherr MCCtec Rostock GmbH, the ambassador discussed the current situation for the maritime industry in the US market, with some of the company’s sales managers.
Liebherr's maritime division has been successfully represented in the US with its entire range of products.
Especially the mobile harbour cranes produced in Rostock have acquired an excellent reputation in the US in recent years and are being used in ports all over the country.
In 2015, approximately 10% of the Liebherr mobile harbour cranes ordered throughout the world were sold in the US. This emphasizes the importance of the North American market for Liebherr.
With more than 1,400 units delivered to 100 countries worldwide, Liebherr mobile harbour cranes convince in all fields of application such as container handling and bulk operations.
Despite the current difficult market situation in the offshore sector Liebherr managed it to deliver 24 offshore cranes with a contract value of approximately more than US$56 million in the past 10 years to the US.
The ship-to-shore container cranes, produced in the Liebherr factory in Killarney in Ireland, are in great demand in US ports.
So far in 2016, four gantry cranes were delivered to New Jersey. For the new Liebherr Reach Stacker model, the LRS 545, the company also expects high potential in the US market.