The Spanish port operator, Noatum Terminals has received three Liebherr cranes and is preparing for their installation in the assigned ports, following another one that was commissioned in the port of Sagunto earlier this year.
Noatum Terminals said the cranes have the versatility required to be able to handle different types of cargo, in addition to being equipped with high technology, leading to improved operating performance for the ports. They also contribute to minimising environmental impact and energy savings in port operations, according to the terminal operator.
The first crane, LHM 420 Pactronic with a capacity of up to 124 tonnes, arrived at the port of Sagunto at the beginning of the year, while the remaining three cranes left the port of Rostock in Germany on board the heavy cargo ship MERI on the morning of 5 September.
The first delivery of the LHM 550 crane with a capacity of up to 144 tonnes and a reach of 54 metres was completed in the port of Castellon on Sunday 18 September, while the cranes destined for the Sagunto and Tarragona terminals, two LHM 420 models with a capacity of 124 tonnes, capable of improving productivity by handling up to 18 containers per hour, and to handle bulk cargo, projects, or any type of general cargo, arrived on 19 and 20 September respectively.
"This is one of the biggest orders of its kind in all of Europe, including manufacturing, transportation and setup of three high tonnage mobile cranes, simultaneously, for a single client, according to to Noatum Terminals, with the company's managing director, Joaquín Ramón Lestau, commenting, "this ambitious order to the manufacturer Liebherr is part of a strategy that seeks to provide continuous improvements for our clients as well as a clear commitment to reducing our environmental footprint and implementing the most advanced security measures."