A good year for Liebherr LHM division

By Laura Hatton04 February 2014

Liebherr LHM 550s owned by Transnet South Africa

Liebherr LHM 550s owned by Transnet South Africa

Crane manufacturer Liebherr said mobile harbour cranes played a significant role in the overall success of the Liebherr Maritime Cranes division in 2013.

Close to 80 mobile harbour cranes were delivered around the world in 2013, helping generate a turnover of EUR 280 million (US$ 378 million).

The 2013 figures were helped by a number of major orders for the 600 series in Latin America and the launch of the Liebherr Maritime Cranes simulator range, a company spokesperson said. In 2013 twelve units of the Liebherr type LHM 600 were sold in the Latin American market, including three barge slewing (LBS) cranes.

Other areas that helped the success was Liebherr’s LiSIM simulator-based crane driver training, a company spokesperson added. The maritime crane simulators are used to help improve port safety and productivity. Crane types that can be simulated include, mobile harbour cranes, ship to shore, rubber tyred gantry and offshore cranes. (See IC August 2013 issue page 45 for more information).

Liebherr has an order backlog worth EUR 150 million ($203 million), a figure it said is much higher than in 2012.

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