Yilport Invests in Liebherr Cranes


Terminal operator Yilport Holding has chosen to implement two Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbour cranes at its recently acquired terminal facility in Quetzal, Guatemala.

The LHM 600 cranes, which arrived at Quetzal in November 2018, underline the forthcoming strategic partnership between Liebherr and Yilport.

According to a statement from Liebherr, Yilport also has the option of ordering two more LHM 600 cranes in the future.

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Puerto Quetzal, located 102 kilometres from Guatemala City, is the latest member of Yilport’s terminal portfolio, and is capable of accommodating vessels up to Panamax size.

Yilport has already invested in new equipment at the port, in order to manage the expected growth in freight volumes at Quetzal following the acquisition.

At the beginning of October 2018, two Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbour cranes were delivered from the company’s maritime production centre in Rostock, Germany.

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The higher position of the operator cabin on these cranes ensures high visibility into deep cargo holds, increasing the efficiency and safety of container handling.

With a maximum outreach of 58 metres, twin lift capability and a lifting capacity of 104 tonnes, the LHM 600 is capable of servicing vessels up to 19 container rows wide and nine container stacks high.

Andreas Müller, Sales Director of Mobile Harbour Cranes, commented: “These new machines are an essential future investment in Yilport’s terminal in order to handle the new generation of vessels.

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“Liebherr is looking forward to a cooperative and strategic partnership with the Yildirim Group. We are delighted that Yilport Holding trusts in our reliable cranes.

“Looking ahead to projects in the pipeline for the coming year, it is clear that we will continue to expand this partnership.”

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