Ohio's Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority (TLCPA) has taken delivery of a LHM 550 mobile harbour crane.
Joining two LHM 280s purchased in 2010, the LHM 550 has been supplied with a 4.8 metre tower extension and offers a lifting capacity of 144 tonne and a radius of 54 metres. It was shipped more than 4,000 miles to the port from Liebherr’s production facility in Rostock, Germany, and was assembled on site. The company claims it will offer significantly higher payloads, compared to its two existing harbour cranes, and that it can handle more bulk material in a shorter time.
TLCPA chief executive Thomas Winston, said: “The investment in a third mobile harbour crane creates a more efficient cargo handling performance at the Port of Toledo that results in shorter lay times for cargo vessels. The new crane means further growth for us, not only in the bulk sector, but also in the project cargo business sector. In addition to increasing performance, the LHM 550 is an eco-efficient crane that has a Tier 4 final emissions standard and a highly efficient hydrostatic drive.”
The port of Toledo is located on the Great Lakes in Ohio, and has been run by TLCPA since 1955.