Liebherr Delivers 2 LHM 180s to Onitsha River Port

(Press Release)
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The ports on the Niger River in Nigeria are receiving attention in line with Nigerian government policy. A program of dredging and port refurbishment has led to the Onitsha River Port being refurbished and up-graded during the last year, adding warehousing, port accommodation, storage space and cranes in the shape of 2 Liebherr Harbour Mobile Cranes type LHM 180. These machines have a maximum lifting capacity of 64 tons and a maximum outreach of 35m The cranes will be used to handle a wide variety of break bulk cargoes, including iron billets for the steel mills, building and construction materials, spare parts, wine and spirits, tyres, cements, cars and the occasional container, an area where growth is expected. The cranes can also be adapted for bulk handling if needed.
The project was coordinated and carried out by Inter-Bau Construction Ltd, a well known Construction company in Nigeria. Having local offices and workshops meant manpower and equipment were readily available. Sir Nath Okechukwu, the owner and Chairman of the group, said, “Building something like a river port for the benefit of the local community gave me great pleasure. Working with international companies such as Liebherr, assisted us in the equipment selection part of the task, and we hope to work with them again on future projects.” Engr. Emmanuel Aguda, Resident Engineer from the National Inland Waterways Authority said, “The cranes give us great flexibility, allowing project cargo up to 64 tonnes, a variety of break bulk cargoes and even use of a motor grab for bulks later. They can also transit to all areas of the port.”

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Northwest Seaport Alliance Joins Green Marine

The Northwest Seaport Alliance has signed on to participate in Green Marine, North America’s largest voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry.

Abu Dhabi Ports Reports Q1 Volume Surge

Abu Dhabi’s RoRo volumes up 31 percent; general and bulk cargo increases 13 percent; container cargo edges up 5 percent   Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer,

Asia-N.Europe Box Rates Jump 170 pct

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe jumped 170 percent to $732 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday,

Deck Machinery

Highest-Pull Wireline Conveyance System from Schlumberger

Schlumberger announced today the launch of the MaxPull high-pull wireline conveyance system that can pull from 18,000 lbf to 30,000 lbf in wells 40,000 ft [12,192 m] deep or more.

Symphony Sun’ Launched in Leer

On Friday the 29th of April, Nb. 420 was launched in Leer. She was christened ‘Symphony Sun’ and is the fourth vessel in a series of 6 that will be delivered to Symphony Shipping.

Conquest Installs 850t Crane on Allseas Solitaire

Conquest Offshore was contracted by Allseas to remove a 300-ton crane and transport and install a 850-ton Huisman crane on board of one of the largest pipe-lay vessels in the world, Allseas Solitaire.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.0722 sec (14 req/sec)