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King of the Caribbean

[ October 13, 2016   //   ]

Liebherr Maritime Crane recently delivered the biggest mobile harbour crane of the Caribbean to Kingston Wharves Limited in Jamaica. The LHM 600 is equipped with an elongated tower extension and eases the handling of big container vessels up to Super-Post-Panamax size.

In November 2015 Kingston Wharves ordered the first Liebherr mobile harbour crane, type LHM 550 high rise version. The crane is the biggest mobile harbour crane in operation in Jamaica. In order to further increase operation efficiency the company now ordered an even bigger Liebherr MHC, type LHM 600 high rise version, for their multi-purpose terminal in the Port of Kingston.

The new machine is equipped with an elongated tower extension that ensures high visibility into deep cargo holds. The 12 metres log extension enables highly efficient container handling with maximum safety due to the higher position of the tower cabin of 37 metres. With a maximum outreach of 58 metres, twin lift capability and a lifting capacity of 104 tonnes, the LHM 600 is capable of servicing vessels up to 19 container rows wide and 9 container stacks high.

“This new machine is the next essential future investment in our terminal in order to handle the new generation of vessels that are heading for us in the course of the Panama Canal expansion, said Grantley Stephenson, the company’s CEO. “Our crane operators will be delighted of the impressive eye-level of more than 37 metres that comes along with the special tower extension. The LHM 600 starting operation in October will maximize our efficiencies, increase our responsiveness and ultimately meet our customer’s demands.”