Liebherr, the world-renowned equipment manufacturer, is making appreciable inroads into the Nigerian maritime industry with a recent delivery of three 45 tonnes capacity container Reachstackers to the Dangote Refineries in Lekki, Lagos.
Leading shipping companies and seaport terminal operators in the Nigerian maritime industry have lately been endeared to the technical superiority of Liebherr cargo handlers with a recent flurry of orders placed for these machines.
It is also worth noting that the Reachstacker model LRS 645 has been working efficiently at Intels, Onne, Port Harcourt in recent times. For example, a few months ago, one of Nigeria’s leading seaport terminal operators, PTML Terminals in Tin Can Island Port Lagos took delivery of one machine with more machines to come in the future.
While Five Star Logistics took delivery of two 45 tonnes Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545 series in addition to one Liebherr mobile harbor crane LHM 600 (the tallest in West Africa), they were indeed a landmark delivery in terms of operational boosting, money-saving and efficiency.
Special features of Liebherr Reachstacker
The Liebherr Reachstacker has a loading capacity of 45 tonnes
Remarkable fuel consumption economy with 30 percent less than the competition
Extended service interval of 1000 hours (50% less than the market average)
Hitech hydrostatic drive: stepless acceleration, no gearbox and differential
No torgue converter (less component, which means less breakdowns and lower operational cost)
Possible saving in total costs of acquisition and ownership as compared with other brands in the market – 20 percent in the first years and 25 percent afterward.
Liebherr Nigeria Limited offices in Abuja and Lagos
Conscious of the status and importance of Nigeria as the most populous country in Africa with the biggest and vibrant economy and the indisputable hub of maritime traffic in West/Central Africa, Liebherr established Liebherr Nigeria Limited eleven years ago in order to create a window for direct interface with its growing Nigerian clientele.
Liebherr Nigeria Limited has offices in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory and Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, to meet the ever-increasing needs of the construction, agricultural and maritime sectors of the burgeoning economy of the oil-rich West African nation. The Lagos office of Liebherr specializes majorly in maritime equipment sales, marketing and maintenance.
According to Bernard Khaddah, Head of Sales, West Africa Maritime Cranes/Construction Machinery, Liebherr “we have a strong operational presence in West Africa with Nigeria being of top priority to us through our maritime office in Lagos.”
Liebherr Nigeria Limited is fully equipped to meet the satisfaction of its Nigerian growing clientele. “Our customers are big, serious organizations who – in the well-honed Liebherr tradition – we provide hi-tech machines with a guarantee to function efficiently and proven durability. We also provide technical supervision and after-sales service with a readily available team of service managers, tested technical advisers and factory-trained service engineers.”
‘’The unique selling point in our business transaction is that prospective clients will be dealing with Liebherr Group directly, eliminating agents or a third-party dealership and thus saving much money and maintaining high standard after-sales service,’’ explained Khaddah.