Port of Sunderland takes delivery of new Liebherr crane

A mobile crane capable of lifting up to 120 t will boost the cargo handling capabilities of one of the northeast ports (UK), after arriving on shore on 23 December 2018. The Port of Sunderland has taken delivery of a brand new Liebherr LHM 420 – the second of the same kind the port now owns – which will transform its handling capabilities, opening up a new market on the River Wear waters.

The crane is the latest investment agreed by the board to unlock the significant potential that exists at the port. Now with these twin cranes, the Port of Sunderland is able to conduct a tandem lift with its own inhouse equipment of up to 240 t.  This means that the two cranes can work together to handle the most demanding of cargo projects.

Port Director, Matthew Hunt, said he was delighted with the new arrival.

He said: “Four years ago, we invested in Liebherr LHM 420, and we have never looked back. The port’s ability to support significant lifting projects has meant we have attracted business from all over the world as well as supporting our current customer base in providing speedier turnaround of vessels in the port.”

Read the full article in Dry Bulk Magazine here

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