Caribbean port takes delivery of biggest mobile crane in the region

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Liebherr Maritime Crane has delivered the biggest mobile harbor crane in 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.

The new machine is equipped with an elongated tower extension that ensures high visibility into deep cargo holds. The 12m long extension enables highly efficient container handling with maximum safety due to the higher position of the tower cabin.

With a maximum outreach of 58m, twin lift capability, and a lifting capacity of 104 tons, the LHM 600 is capable of servicing vessels up to 19 container rows wide and nine 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 by the impressive eye-level that comes with the special tower extension. The LHM 600 starting operation in October will maximize our efficiencies, increase our responsiveness and ultimately meet our customers’ demands.”

October 14, 2016

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