Liebherr has delivered the largest crane in its portfolio of mobile harbour cranes to a new operation in Antwerp.
The new machine will be used by Veemnatie NV at its recently developed dry bulk terminal in Europe’s second largest port. The current capacity of the facility is 300,000 tpa and is due to be expanded in the future. Founded in 2018, Veemnatie NV is a joint venture of 5de Havendok NV and Steinweg Belgium.
The LHM 800 is the first Liebherr mobile harbour crane of this size in Benelux. With its 64m boom, it offers maximum reach for all upcoming bulk operations.
“This investment will significantly improve the handling capacity for Veemnatie, making them even more flexible towards their customers. To date, an existing LHM 500 has performed excellently over many years and has broken all records, especially in recent months,” stated Liebherr.
The new crane was shipped from Rostock to Antwerp aboard the heavy lift carrier MERI. It was transported fully assembled and, after a three-day voyage, the crane was driven off the ship without further. A Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 mobile crane assisted with the installation of the remaining counterweights.