Townsville Opts for a Liebherr LHM 420

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Australian-based Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS) has placed an order for a Liebherr mobile harbor crane, type LHM 420, to operate on Berth 3 and 4 in the Port of Townsville, Queensland.  The operations of the stevedoring company span all of regional Queensland’s major port facilities, providing the full range of stevedoring and logistics solutions. The new crane is the third LHM crane for NSS, which has been operating an LHM 550 and an LHM 1300.

“It’s taken a few months to get quay approval, but Liebherr never gave up, offering solutions to all the problems,” said General Manager Chris Ullett. “The quay has many restrictions, but between the port authority, Liebherr and ourselves, we finally made it work.”

The crane comes with double supporting pads and software to assist in meeting the quay limitations, along with Liebherr’s Cycoptronic anti-sway system and a twinlift spreader. The LHM 420 is also fitted to operate with the Rotabox system for dust-free high-value mineral handling.

“We’ve had a few sales on the West coast last year, as well as Darwin. It’s been a while since we have delivered a crane here in the East, so great to win this order,” Liebherr’s salesman, Gordon Clark said. “I think the support of Morrow in the area has helped us a lot in the last years.”

This brings Liebherr Maritime Cranes’ mobile harbor crane tally for Australia up to 10 in the last 18 months, with two for Fremantle, one for Bunbury, Geraldton, Port Hedland and Darwin, three for Henderson and now one for Townsville.

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