1300th Liebherr Maritime Crane Leaves Rostock Bound for Ghana – Video
Since the start of production in 2005, Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH has manufactured and delivered well over 1,000 maritime cranes. Today, numerous mobile harbour, ship and offshore cranes are in use in over 100 countries on all continents. Now the 1,300th crane has left the Rostock premises bound for the West African Port of Tema in Ghana.
The LHM 550 is one of two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes on the heavy-lift vessel BBC-Russia for the 5,500km journey to Ghana. At the port of Terma the cranes will be used to increase the number of containers handled in the port. This delivery marks the eighth mobile harbour crane from Rostock to the port operator, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.
“We have a longstanding partnership with Liebherr. We are impressed with both Liebherr products and their service. It is not only the individual consulting but also the fast delivery that has promoted an expansion and increase of our business,” says Ing. Stephen Kwamina Owiah, Port Logistics Manager GPHA.
“More than 1,000 colleagues are close to our customers every day in our numerous service companies around the world. Together we are continuously developing our cranes,” says Andreas Müller, Sales Director for Mobile Harbour Cranes at Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH.
In addition to the worldwide customer service network, it is the continuous technical development of the cranes and assistance systems that gives Liebherr’s customers the decisive edge. In future, the mobile harbour crane series is set to run on the fossil-free HVO 100 diesel. The diesel reduces emissions by up to 90% and is derived from renewable raw materials.
Additionally, a fundamentally revised hybrid drive for the Mobile Harbour Crane will be introduced shortly. The revision will allow users to switch between two different modes: the boost mode which provides extra power for faster handling, and the eco mode which significantly reduces fuel consumption. The future-oriented hybrid drive offers the user a high degree of flexibility. Depending on the individual situation, the innovative system can be individually tuned and thus delivers optimal performance in every situation.