Australian Qube Ports acquires Liebherr LHM 420 crane

The new LHM 420 for Qube

By Gboyega Oni

Liebherr Group recently said Qube Ports in Australia acquired a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane type LHM 420. The new machine is the eighth mobile harbour crane the Ports have purchased from Liebherr.

This was contained in a release made available to PortNewsNigeria by Liebherr.

According to the release, Qube Ports is the major integrated port solutions provider in Australia, with services and facilities in 28 Australian ports, together with cargo storage, materials handling and distribution operations in all Australia states. For the port in Bell Bay, Tasmania Qube recently ordered a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane type LHM 420.

Describing the performance of the machine, the release  has this to say “The new crane will come in container handling version and is equipped with a twin-lift spreader. For the handling of project cargo, the LHM 420 provides a maximum lifting capacity of 124 tonnes at an outreach of up to 16 metres. The maximum reach of the crane is 48 metres.

“This is the eighth mobile harbour crane Qube Ports have purchased from Liebherr, with units already based in Darwin, Bunbury, Port Hedland, Geraldton and Fremantle. They also recently ordered twelve wheel loaders from Liebherr.

“Our partnership with Qube goes from strength to strength”, comments Leopold Berthold, Managing Director Sales in Rostock, Germany. “We hope to also support them with the new LRS 545 Reachstacker or with the upcoming Liebherr Log Handler”.

“It’s not just the sales, but also the customer service back-up,” said Gordon Clark, General Manager in Sydney. “Our new office here is also growing, with a holding of critical spares and trained engineers on both sides of the country”.

According to the release, the new crane is expected to arrive in Bell Bay in June where it will be assembled and commissioned by both local and European engineers.


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