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Flexible Barge Solution at Harbor of New York

[ July 3, 2020   //   ]

A new Liebherr LHM 600 Mobile Harbor Crane has been in operation in the Port of New York and New Jersey since November 2019. Sims Metal Management, one of the world’s leading metal recyclers, places its LHM 600 on a floating barge.
This intelligent solution offers the company various advantages. Firstly, the barge solution offers enormous flexibility in terms of location. The company operates two different terminals in the New York Harbor.
In addition to a terminal in the Port of Newark Sims Metal Management also operates the terminal of Claremont in Jersey City, NJ, which is about 10 kilometers linear distance. Depending on requirements, the floating mobile harbor crane can be towed by sea to the appropriate terminal and is thus ready for operation in the shortest possible time. Secondly, the Liebherr mobile harbor crane can move along the barge to reach further hatches without having to move the barge.
On the other hand, operation from the barge means that no adjustments to the port infrastructure are necessary. The space gained at the quay edge can also be used as storage and operational space.