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Port Canaveral to Acquire Second Mobile Harbor Crane

[ October 27, 2022   //   ]

Port Canaveral has signed an agreement with the Liebherr Group to acquire another mobile harbor crane from the company to support the Port’s growing cargo operations. The 320-foot-tall Liebherr LMH 600 is the second mobile harbor crane to be deployed at Port Canaveral and is part of a new mobile harbor crane product line recently launched by Liebherr. The Port’s first, a Liebherr LMH 600, entered into service in early 2019.

“This new mobile harbor crane is an important acquisition to enhance our abilities to accommodate an expanding portfolio of diverse cargo, especially at the pace we’re projecting in the coming year,” Port CEO Capt. John Murray explained. “This crane will have greater lift capability that will also meet the needs of the expanding commercial space enterprise in our region.”

In August, the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved the $7.4 million acquisition cost for the new crane, which will be offset by a $2.8 million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation. The new mobile harbor crane is expected to arrive at Port Canaveral in December 2023.