Logistics Business Magazine
Logistics Business Magazine

Print Article

Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes to boost Belgium’s cargo handling

Even at this early stage, 2012 turns out to be one of the most successful years ever regarding Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane deliveries to terminals in Belgium. Within the next months, four ultramodern LHMs will be delivered to the Kingdom, tying the record of 2010. Remarkable is the diversity of the cranes supplied, with each being a different type. This is testament to the high market acceptance of Liebherr’s well-balanced mobile harbour crane range, comprising six sophisticated LHM models dedicated to all cargo handling requirements.

Euroports’ LHM 280 represents the first delivery to Belgium this year. In May, the crane started operation at Euroports Terminals on the Right Bank in Antwerp, well-known for storage and handling of sugar. Main tasks of the LHM 280 include bulk handling, primarily sugar. Additionally, Liebherr’s latest model, a LHM 420, is going to start operation in Antwerp this summer. Situated on the Euroports Left Bank Terminal this crane will be a true all-rounder as fields of application include not only general cargo and handling of forest products, but also bulk commodities and container handling. The LHM 420 was launched in 2011 and is the successor of the LHM 400, which is Liebherr’s most successful model so far, accounting for 250 deliveries worldwide. In Belgium, more than one third of all LHMs ever delivered are type LHM 400.

Also in May, a LHM 550 was supplied to Nova & Hesse-Noord Natie Stevedoring in Antwerp. The crane provides an economical solution for handling coils, slabs and all kind of steel. Thanks to a maximum lifting capacity of 144 tons and a radius of 54 meters, the LHM 550 is able to handle vessels up to Post-panamax size.

In Ghent, Stukwerkers Havenbedrijf is expecting a new LHM 600, which is the strongest mobile harbour crane available in the market. This crane is configured to handle paper reels, timber fertilizers and steel products. The crane will also benefit from Cycoptronic® system ensuring accurate and sway-free load motion, which results in increased productivity and safety.

Belgium has been an important market for Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes for more than 20 years. In 1990, the first mobile harbour crane was delivered to Westerlund Corporation in Antwerp. Due to a notable market growth in recent years, Liebherr is optimistic that the demand for state-of-the-art mobile harbour cranes will further increase in Belgium.


The intralogistics fair for Central Europe
LogiMAT 2014 in Stuttgart - Closing Report

CeMAT RUSSIA: Driving logistics innovation in Russia - 23 to 26 September 2014
The next CeMAT RUSSIA intralogistics show gets underway on 23 September 2014 at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow.

German CPO Summit2014 – Summit for Strategy and Innovation in Procurement
Summit for Strategy and Innovation in Procurement

Trade fair will not take place – transport sector insufficiently represented
With great regret EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH of Munich is obliged to cancel transfairlog 2014 four months before the scheduled start. transfairlog, the 2nd Trade Fair for International Transport and Logistics Management, had been planned to take place from 4 to 6 November at Hamburg Trade Fair Centre.

IAA Hannover, 25 - 02, October 2014
Interested in a visit to the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles from 25 September to 2 October 2014 in Hannover.

Postexpo,Stockholm 23 - 25, September 2014
POST-EXPO provides the most significant opportunity the postal, parcel and express industries have to debate current issues and form business relationships on a global scale. 2014 will be the 18th international conference and exhibition for postal technology, equipment, services and innovation.

China International Logistics & Transport Fair, Shenzhen, October 14-16th
1200 exhibitors representing the breadth of China’s transport and distribution sector will be present for the 8th staging of this event, including a conference. Shenzhen is in Canton province.

Save the Date - Intermodal Europe 2014 heading to Rotterdam
Home to Europe’s largest container port, Rotterdam will host one of the most important events in the container shipping calendar, Intermodal Europe 2014, which will take place from 11-13 November this year at the Rotterdam AHOY.

AidEx 2014 - 12-13 November 2014, Hall 11, Brussels Expo, Belgieplein - 1 - Place de Belgique, B-1020 Brussels, Belgium
AidEx is a major international conference and exhibition for humanitarian and development professionals of all stripes. Held annually in Brussels, we bring together different voices whether they be NGO fieldworkers, the public and private sectors, long-established thought leaders or brand new start-ups.

logitrans Istanbul 19 – 21 November 2014
8th International Transport Logistics Exhibitio

Supply Chain Event, 26-27 November 2014, Cnit Paris-La Défense
Supply Chain Event gathers over 100 suppliers of solutions and technologies covering all aspects of the Supply Chain and 3,300 professionals.

LogiMAT 2015 - 10 - 12, February 2015
A top event for in-company material flow and computer-controlled processes from procurement to production and distribution in the heart of Europe.

ProMat 2015 - 23 - 26, March 2015
ProMat 2015 is the premier showcase of material handling, supply chain and logistics solutions in North America.

SITL Paris - 31 - 02, April 2015
Getting closer to the transport and logistics concerns of manufacturing and commercial enterprises is the aim of SITL Paris which next year will take place from the 31st of March to the 2nd of April at the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles.