Liebherr, Salerno Container Terminal partner up again in crane deal
The Salerno Container Terminal, roughly 50 kilometres south of Naples, in southern Italy, added another Liebherr mobile harbour crane to its fleet. The new LHM 600 High Rise (HR) will increase the port handling capacity and speed up container handling operations.
The new crane has an outreach of 58 metres and twin-lift spreaders with a capacity of 2 x 32,5 tonnes. This means that the crane can lift two containers at a time, speeding up port operations at the port of Salerno. It will allow for more container rows to be accommodated thanks to its tower extension of 12 metres.
Better view of the cargo and containers will be possible with the LHM 600HR because of a higher cabin, placed at 37,1 metres. The higher pivot point, in addition, makes it possible to handle larger ships. The new crane will be deployed mostly for container operations and it is planned to work on a 24/7 schedule.
Liebherr’s strong presence at the Salerno Container Terminal
As Liebherr underlined “the delivery of the crane was achieved in very fast time, with the order being completed in November and the crane being delivered in December”. The partnership between Liebherr and Salerno Container Terminal started in 2017. In fact, the LHM 600 HR will join two LHM 600 and two LHM 800 already present in the Italian temrinal. Two of those cranes can service Post-Panamax vessels and are able to handle up to 22 container rows across (15,000 TEUs).
The Salerno Container Terminal, a subsidiary of Contship Italia, operated its first vessel at the port of Salerno in 1977 and kept growing into one of the main Italian maritime gateways. As Liebherr highlighted, traffic volumes in the terminal have been constantly growing, “including a growth of TEUs of 11.64% and 11.16% in October and November, respectively”.