Montecon Adds Third Liebherr to its Fleet

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 12, 2018

Two LHM 800 are already operating in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay. (Photo: Liebherr Maritime Cranes)

Two LHM 800 are already operating in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay. (Photo: Liebherr Maritime Cranes)

Liebherr Maritime Cranes already delivered two Liebherr mobile harbor cranes LHM 800 in container configuration to Montecon in Uruguay. End of November Liebherr received an order from Montecon for the third LHM 800 that will start operation in Montevideo, Uruguay next year.

In 2015 Montecon ordered the first giant mobile harbor cranes, type LHM 800 in container operation. Due to their increasing demand for mobile container handling solutions, they subsequently ordered a second unit. Both cranes were delivered in 2016. End of 2018 Montecon placed an order for the third Liebherr mobile harbor crane LHM 800. The upcoming delivery of the third machine makes them the biggest user of the giant LHM 800 worldwide.

The models of Montecons mobile harbor crane fleet steadily reflect the growth of vessel sizes. Montecon has constantly increased its crane sizes over the years. It all started with an LHM 400 in 2001 until now. The recently ordered LHM 800 will soon be the tenth Liebherr harbor mobile ordered by Montecon for their port in Montevideo.

The LHM 800 is a mobile solution for the handling of large container vessels. In container handling configuration the eye level is above 40 meters and the fulcrum point is above 36 meters, which  eases the handling of large vessels. Thanks to its  outreach of 64 meters, the LHM 800 is able to efficiently service container vessels which are as wide as 22 container rows. The LHM 800 continues the LHM-range’s tradition of high working speeds by hoisting and lowering containers with up to 120 meters per minute. This allows for up to 40 boxes per hour.

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