Liebherr LHM 600 and LHM 550 lifting in tandem.
Rotterdam stevedore company RHB Stevedoring & Warehousing has bought a second mobile shore crane for loading and unloading heavy lift, offshore and project cargo: the Liebherr LHM 550. With the LHM 550 and the LHM 600, RHB is the proud owner of the two largest mobile shore cranes in Rotterdam. The cranes have a lift capacity of 144 and 208 tonnes and an impressive reach of 54 and 58 metres respectively. Additionally, they are fast, flexible and accurate, ensuring that times for loading and unloading sea vessels are reduced considerably.
Tandem lift capacity 216 tonnes
When used in tandem, the cranes have a combined lift capacity of 216 tonnes, ideal for handling long-size cargo (e.g. windmill towers, windmill blades and rails for railroads) fast and professionally. The mobile Liebherr LHM 550 and LHM 600 can be deployed at every location on the 730-metre RHB quay. The enhanced crane capacity contributes to the increasing project cargo handling in the port of Rotterdam.
Project, offshore and heavy cargo specialist
RHB is specialised in handling and warehousing heavy lift, offshore and project cargo, such as transformers, turbines, windmills, windmill blades, tunnel boring machines, offshore cargo, and dismantled cranes and engines. The company was incorporated in 1930 and is among the oldest stevedore companies in Rotterdam. RHB has its own quay of 730 metres and boasts 15,000 square metres of warehouse space and 30,000 square metres of open storage space.
Technical specifications
Make: Liebherr LHM 550 Lifting capacity: 144 tonnes
Jib length: 54 metres Lifting height: 45 metres
Crane height: 75 metres Crane width: 14 metres
Axles: 10, with 80 wheels in total Crane length: 24 metres
Own weight: 439 tonnes Tandem lifting 216 tonnes