New cranes set to improve efficiency at the Port of Gdansk

The recent installation of two LPS 600s in Poland underlines the strong demand for Liebherr’s tailor-made portal solution. Both machines are equipped with the unique Pactronic® hybrid power booster and strengthen Liebherr’s market position.

Two LPS 600s for dedicated bulk handling have recently been delivered and installed in the centre of the southern Baltic coast. Both cranes will soon start operation in the Port of Gdansk, Poland. The port handles various commodities and bulk material handling is of high importance as it accounts for more than 25% of the total cargo handling.

The operator of both LPS 600, Port Polnocny Co. Ltd PPS, opted for the recommended bulk handling configuration, which includes four-rope configuration with two 72-tonne winches and a boom length of 50 metres. Additionally, the installation of electric drives and Pactronic® allows for a very efficient and eco-friendly operation.

Awarded with the IBJ Crane of the Year Award in 2011, the LPS 600 is the strongest model of the product line. Based on the innovative Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane concept, the  portal construction is flexible in terms of rail span, number of wheels, power supply and portal height, ensuring that individual customer needs can be met. Thanks to its most up-to-date design, the LPS support system remains unrivalled in terms of stability and operational safety.


Moreover, both cranes are equipped with the unique Pactronic® hybrid drive system. Taking a major step towards low-emission but high-performance machines, Liebherr introduced Pactronic® in 2010. Awarded with the State Prize Clean Technology Austria, this cutting-edge hydraulic hybrid drive for cranes allows for a plus of 30% regarding turnover capacity. At the same time, Pactronic® leads to a reduction of fuel/energy consumption (litre/tonne) as well as CO2 and exhaust emissions in the range of 30% depending on the operation. The hybrid drive system is virtually maintenance free as it just needs visible inspection every 10 years. Additional eco-friendly benefits of the system include 100% recyclability as well as less noise exposure. In total, Liebherr has delivered 11 mobile harbour cranes for highly efficient cargo handling to Polish ports, underlining its  strong position in the market. Further LHM deliveries are expected in the near future. Additionally, five ship-to-shore cranes, 14 rubber tyre gantry cranes and three reachstackers prove the popularity of Liebherr Maritime Cranes in Poland.



Liebherr Maritime Cranes is a division of the Liebherr Group which specializes in cargo handling solutions for ports as well as for the shipping and offshore industry. Products include ship to shore cranes, mobile harbour cranes, offshore cranes, ship cranes, rubber tyre and rail mounted gantry cranes, reachstackers and straddle carriers.

Liebherr Maritime Cranes currently employs more than 3,500 employees worldwide and has four state-of-the-art production sites in Killarney (Ireland), Nenzing (Austria), Sunderland (Great Britain) and Rostock (Germany). In addition, Liebherr Maritime Cranes operates eight fully owned sales companies and is additionally represented in more than 30 mixed sales companies worldwide.


Liebherr launched its first mobile harbour crane in 1974. Thanks to a clear focus on innovation and quality, today, Liebherr is a leading manufacturer in the mobile harbour crane sector. With maximum lifting capacities from 42 tonnes to 208 tonnes, Liebherr offers a perfectly balanced range of mobile harbour cranes. More than 1,100 Liebherr mobile harbour cranes deliveries to over 90 countries allow for efficient cargo handling in ports across the globe.


Established in 1949, the Liebherr Group today is a major manufacturer of heavy engineering and lifting equipment, but also supplies innovative user-oriented products and services in many other fields. The family-owned enterprise employs more than 38,000 people in over 130 companies worldwide.

Liebherr’s product range covers earthmoving machinery and material handlers, mining equipment, mobile cranes, construction cranes, mixing technology, domestic appliances, maritime cranes, aerospace and transportation systems, machine tools and automation systems as well as high-performance components for mechanical, hydraulic and electrical drive and control technology. Liebherr operates hotels in Ireland,Austria and Germany.

The group’s holding company is Liebherr-International AG in Bulle, Switzerland, which is entirely owned by members of the Liebherr family.