South Africa’s Transnet Port Terminals has taken delivery of two 104 tonne Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbour cranes for its Port Elizabeth Container Terminal.
The LHM 600 has a maximum radius of 58 metres, twin lift capability and can service vessels up to 19 container rows wide and nine containers high. The cranes will be used to assist with the upcoming citrus fruit harvest, with its crane operators provided training on Liebherr’s LiSIM a simulator prior to their arrival.
Transnet Port Terminals’ acting chief executive, Michelle Phillips, said: “We are at the start of the 2020 citrus season and we are very pleased that we are able to contribute positively towards the growth of this economy, especially during these challenging times. An operator simulator has been onsite for the past month with Liebherr providing training to our employees. The LiSIM training simulator was part of our purchase arrangement – and we are quite impressed with the improved skills our employees are demonstrating.”