Poland’s Port Gdańsk Eksploatacja S.A. has signed a contract with Liebherr for a new LHM 550 mobile harbour crane.
The new machine will primarily be used for bulk handling of coke, coal and scrap metal. For the company, which carries out handling activities on a total area of over 89 hectares, it is one of the largest investments in the company's thirty-year history. The crane has a boom length of 48 metres and a lifting capacity of up to 104 tonnes.
Radosław Stojek, chairman of the board of Port Gdańsk Eksploatacja S.A said: "We want to increase the effectiveness, functionality and speed of our services. We trained our crane operators at an early stage and carried out extensive modernisation measures in the port area, in advance, so that we could use the machine as quickly and as efficiently as possible.”
The LHM 550 is the most popular crane type in the Liebherr mobile harbour crane portfolio. It can be used for bulk or general cargo handling as well as for container handling. Even heavy-duty lifts of up to 154 tonnes are possible.
In addition to a hybrid drive concept, consisting of diesel and electric motors, the cranes can also be used exclusively in electric only operation, making an important contribution to emission-free goods handling.