Above: Arriving at the port in Castellon, the three Liebherr mobile harbour cranes get ready to be unloaded in Spain.
- Two LHM 420 and one LHM 550 are being shipped to Noatum Terminals in the West Mediterranean
- The three LHM models are joining an LHM 420 that was deployed earlier in the year and is operating at Noatum Terminal Sagunto
- With the flexibility to handle bulk, containers, project cargo, and more, Liebherr’s LHM mobile harbour cranes are among the most popular in the portfolio due to their adaptability in handling the most common cargo types at port terminals
The first crane arrived on January 5, 2022. Three new Liebherr mobile harbour cranes are joining the fleet at Noatum port terminals in Castellon, Sagunto and Tarragona. The cranes will enable the terminals to improve their handling efficiency for various cargo types.
The port of Rostock serves as one of Liebherr’s central maritime production locations, effectively connected to global water shipping lanes.
Boarding the Heavy Load Carrier MERI in the morning hours of September 5, three Liebherr mobile harbour cranes were prepared for their journey to Spain. Three terminals operated by the Spanish company will benefit from the performance of the LHM 420 and LHM 550 models.
Two Liebherr LHM 420 and one LHM 550 being loaded onto Heavy Load Carrier MERI for transport to Spain.
Operations for a variety of cargo, supported by Liebherr cranes
Port terminals operated by Noatum support a variety of commodities around their global supply chain. Agricultural goods, minerals in bulk, steel, project cargo, and, containers, and more are all part of their logistic network. With their carrying capacity of 124 and 144 tonnes, respectively, the LHM 420 and LHM 550 can lift and handle a variety of cargo.
Improved productivity and reduced energy consumption part of hallmark outcomes
Liebherr mobile harbour cranes offer effective solutions for reduced energy consumption while improving cargo handling productivity. This is in part achieved by Liebherr’s proprietary hydrostatic drive, in which closed hydraulic loops are used for all main functions such as lifting, turning and luffing. The hydrostatic drive allows the operator extremely precise control. Additionally, service personnel benefit from a minimum number of components, and the operating company benefits from reduced fuel consumption.
The two LHM 420 and one LHM 550 join a fleet that will be operating at three different Noatum terminals in Spain
f.l.t.r. Marco Gonzalez, Liebherr Sales Manager for Maritime Cranes at LIB;
Juan Carlos Jiménez, Liebherr Divisional Manager for Maritime Cranes at LIB;
Oscar Magdalena, Noatum Terminal Manager in Castellon Port;
David Jiménez, Noatum Maintenance Manager in Castellon Port.
Juan Carlos Jiménez, Divisional Manager Maritime Cranes in Liebherr Ibérica, remarks: “Liebherr is pleased to contribute to our customers’ strategic value to provide continuous improvements. For our Spanish client Noatum, this includes supporting them in their aim to reduce their overall environmental footprint while still meeting the demands of increased global cargo traffic both in terms of volume and mass. The LHM 420 and LHM 550 meet their specific tonnage and diverse cargo needs at their Castellon, Sagunto and Tarragona terminals. With the LHM 420 model alone, they anticipate an improvement in productivity of up to 38 containers per hour.”