Liebherr LHM 600 simplifies cargo operations at US Canaveral Port

The CEO of Canaveral Port Authority, the USA, Captain John Murray, has stated that the Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbour crane has simplified its cargo handling operations flexibly since acquired the machine in 2019.   

Captain John Murray stated this in a press statement by Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH and said the flexibility of the machine has made it more attractive for Canaveral than a fixed crane.

According to the statement, a custom-designed Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbour crane has been in operation for the Canaveral Port Authority since the beginning of 2019. It is the largest mobile harbour crane in the U.S. to handle all types of heavy cargo, including space components. The crane has the heaviest lift capability in all of Florida at up to 154 tonnes plus an outreach of 18-containers across. Furthermore, the machine is equipped with a double layer winch and a special tower extension that allows a maximum lifting height of up to 70 metres.

Port Canaveral CEO Captain John Murray said ‘’the flexibility of a Liebherr mobile harbour crane made it more attractive for Canaveral than a fixed crane. The current technology in the mobile harbour crane has hydraulics where you can control everything from the cabin, just like you can on a rail-mounted gantry, but you have further possibilities. The space industry is landing more vehicles offshore on platforms and bringing them back to the port, so we needed a crane that could lift that kind of cargo. It has to handle both the weight and height of the rocket booster. The new crane can even service ships at the port’s cruise terminal.”

“We are excited to see Canaveral Port Authority use the Liebherr mobile harbour LHM 600 high-rise crane within the space industry,” said Winston Ziegler, Sr. Sales Manager for Liebherr Maritime Cranes and Reachstacker for the USA.

Ziegler added “We were able to adapt the LHM 600 with the double-layer winch which provides the special lifting height to unload the space components. This crane provides Port Canaveral flexibility for all their upcoming operations including that it is also capable of going 18 containers wide. In recent years, the demand for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes in North America has never been as high as of today.”

About Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral offers highly competent and experienced union and non-union stevedores, modern handling equipment and more than 300,000+ square feet of enclosed, dry and secure dockside warehouses to load, unload and store a variety of breakbulk cargo. Two deep-water container and multi-purpose cargo berths make Port Canaveral the most economical and convenient ocean gateway for containerized cargo in Florida.

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