Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority (TLCPA) has taken delivery of a new LHM 550 mobile harbour crane from Liebherr.
The port has successfully operated two LHM 280S MHCs as part of its bulk handling operations for many years and is now preparing for future challenges.
The new LHM 550 is equipped with a 4m tower extension and a 54m boom. With a maximum lifting capacity of up to 144t, the new crane is able to use much larger grabs and thus handle more bulk materials in a shorter time.
In addition, the significantly higher payload, compared to the two existing machines, opens up the possibility for the customer to handle heavier project cargo in the future.
“The investment in a third mobile harbour crane creates a more efficient cargo handling performance at the Port of Toledo that results in shorter lay times for cargo vessels,” said Thomas Winston, president and CEO of TLCPA.
“The new crane means further growth for us, not only in the bulk sector, but also in the project cargo business sector. In addition to increasing performance, the LHM 550 is an eco-efficient crane that has a Tier 4 final emissions standard and a highly efficient hydrostatic drive.”