Liebherr Maritime Cranes has supplied the Salerno Container Terminal (SCT) with a mobile harbour crane of the High Rise (HR) version of LHM 600.
The 58 m outreach machine with twin-lift spreaders offers a 2 x 32.5t capacity.
"The new crane is outfitted with a tower extension of 12 metres. Cranes of this variety benefit from a better view of the cargo/containers, thanks to a higher cabin, which is at 37.1 metres in case of the new crane. The pivot point is also higher, allowing for larger ships to be served," the manufacturer highlighted in a press release.
Liebherr also underscored the speed at which the delivery was executed - the order was placed in November last year, with SCT taking hold of the LHM 600 HR on 29 December 2022.
The newest piece of heavy-duty equipment joins SCT's two other LHM 600s and two LHM 800s, both High Rise.
"Today the level of competitiveness of ports is no longer measured only by referring to traffic volumes. The so-called connectivity index is becoming increasingly important, that is, the number of different markets in the world with respect to which the port can guarantee a maritime connection in favour of local companies," Agostino Gallozzi, SCT's President, remarked.
He further underlined, "Our use of Liebherr mobile harbour cranes has been invaluable in maintaining a strong operational efficiency and commercial capacity. And our continued investment in these machines has helped us achieve targeted growth and maintain a much stronger connectivity index."
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