Port of Hueneme Christens Mobile Harbor Crane

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Photo: Port of Huenene

Port leadership joined with Ports America to formally christen the stevedoring company’s newest heavy-lift addition to the Port of Hueneme, a Liebherr LHM 420 Litronic Mobile Harbor Crane. The new crane is the second Ports America crane to be put into action at the port.

“This 376 ton mobile harbor crane greatly increases shore side productivity in tandem with our existing crane and increases our flexibility to work more than one ship at a time,” said Ports America’s site manager Kevin Beirne.

The new crane joins an existing Liebherr LHM 320 Mobile Harbor Crane known on the waterfront as Big Blue. Both cranes were built by the Liebherr Nenzing Crane Company in Austria. The new LHM 420 is the most modern crane of its kind in the world and the only one on the West Coast of North America, the company said.”With a slightly larger footprint than Big Blue the New LHM 420 has a 124 ton capacity,” said Port Commission President Jason Hodge. “This crane will greatly enhance our labor’s productivity and allow for quicker ship turnarounds. This enhancement further allows us to market the port for additional project cargos.”

Due to its size, (fully assembled the LHM 420 stands 104 feet high with a maximum radius of 161 feet), the crane was delivered to the port in pieces via a specialized heavy lift vessel, and assembled by the ILWU mechanics team after arrival. Local longshore workers with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) underwent extensive training in operating this sophisticated new machine.

The addition of the new LHM 420 ensures rapid load outs and discharges of all oceangoing project cargos. The skilled stevedores, labor force and flexible facilities found at the Port combine to create some of the highest cargo velocity on the U.S. West Coast. The contribution of this heavy-lift mobile harbor crane to the port is critical in serving existing customers such as Chiquita Fresh North America and Del Monte Fresh Produce, two of the Port’s top priority customers, as well as providing a flexible heavy lift capacity for attracting more project and other heavy cargoes.
 

Maritime Reporter November 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

APM Terminals Organizes CSR Initiatives Under ‘I - Care’

APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia continues to rollout its “I- Care” CSR master plan to help local communities in India improve their quality of life. Eye

Southern California Port Congestion

Hapag-Lloyd informs about the congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that has reached a critical point. I. Several container ships are anchoring

GAC Starts Hull Cleaning Op'ns in Oman

GAC EnvironHull hull cleaning operations using the brush-and-diver-free HullWiper system starting at the port of Sohar, just outside the Gulf of Hormuz. This

Marine Equipment

Tugboat Crew Missing After Collision

Five members of a tugboat crew are missing after a collision with a merchant ship about 9NM off Tanjung Gelang yesterday (30 October). One crew member was rescued by fishermen.

ClassNK Registered Al Kout Delivered to KOTC

Leading classification society ClassNK announced that it has completed work on the 165,178GT VLCC Al Kout, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.

Royal IHC Bags Dredging Package Order

  Royal IHC (IHC) has secured a new contract with the Chinese shipyard, Jin Hai Heavy Industrial Group, for the delivery of a dredging installation package for a trailing suction hopper dredger.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2470 sec (4 req/sec)