Liebherr sees steady demand from Latin America
By Sarah Ann McCay11 November 2012
German crane manufacturer Liebherr has seen demand for its mobile harbour cranes continue to grow in Latin America, as ongoing economic development in the region drives demand for cargo handling equipment.
In 2011 Liebherr delivered 16 mobile harbour cranes to Latin America. Demand remains constant in 2012, with 15 LHMs delivered to date to the region.
Liebherr has delivered five LHMs to Mexico, including a LHM 550, now in operation as part of the container handling fleet of Operadora de la Cuenza del Pacifico (OCUPA) in Manzanillo, Mexico’s busiest port, achieving a throughout of 1.76 million ton equivalent units (TEU) in 2011.
Another LHM 550 is in operation with Terminales Portuarias del Pacífico (TPP), based in Lázaro Cárdenas, on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
In Colombia, Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Barranquilla (SPRB) ordered two LHM 420s. The 124 tonne cranes will be used for container handling.
Two LHM 550s were also delivered to APM Terminals Callao in Peru earlier this year. In total, five LHM cranes are now operating in Peru.
Triunfo Operadora Portuária in Brazil received delivery of one LHM 550 and one LHM 600. The LHM 600 is the strongest bulk handling crane of its type in the Americas.
Other 2012 deliveries include two LHM 600 cranes to San Vicente Terminal Internacional in Chile. Terminal Zarate in Argentina took delivery of a LHM 550. Another LHM 600 was delivered to APM Terminals in Argentina. Montecon, in Uruguay, also added a LHM 600 to its port equipment facilities in Montevideo.