Liebherr Maritime Cranes will supply the Florida seaport with a brand-new mobile harbour crane in December 2023, featuring a few tweaks relative to the one delivered in 2019.
The latest addition will have a lifting capacity of 154t and a jib length of 61 metres (three more than Canaveral's first LHM 600). Its 20-container reach will accommodate boxes stacked nine high on the deck.
The updated LHM 600 will have a redesigned cab, including a coupling of joystick and armrest to help make crane control more precise & safer as well as increase operator comfort. In addition, the manufacturer will put in place a revised air-conditioning concept to account for Florida's hot & humid climate that can cause window fogging.
"The second LHM 600 purchased by Port Canaveral is built for the future. It boasts a contemporary exterior design and is more digitally advanced and efficient. Assistance and partial automation systems are made possible by a sophisticated crane control system, evolved sensor integration, and digital information transfer," Liebherr highlighted in a press release.
Captain John Murray, CEO of Port Canaveral, commented, "We're pleased to add this major acquisition to our port to better meet the demands of an expanding portfolio of diverse cargo. We're projecting the pace of growth in cargo handling to be very significant over the coming year. This crane will provide greater lift capability that will also meet the needs of the developing commercial space enterprise in our region [the port's first LHM 600 lifted a record number of boosters for space projects in the fiscal year of 2020]."
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