Montecon S.A. opts for the first LHM 800 in container handling configuration. This mighty machine comes with massive dimensions for the highly efficient handling of large container vessels. Montecon’s LHM 800 will start operation in 2016. As ever larger vessels are ordered and deployed on main routes, ships originally used for these lanes displace vessel on secondary routes. As a result, ports around the world have to handle bigger vessels and need to amend their equipment and infrastructure to maintain competitiveness. Based in Uruguay, Montecon S.A. is directly affected by the global cascade effect and proactively responds to changing requirements. The new Liebherr mobile harbour crane LHM 800 is the latest investment of the Uruguayan company. Juan Olascoaga, General Manager at Montecon, is looking forward to the crane: “We are proud of being the first terminal worldwide which is going to operate the world’s largest mobile harbour crane in container handling configuration. No mobile harbour crane ever before provided an eye level of more than 40 metres, which truly eases and speeds up the handling of large container vessels.” “This forward-looking investment underlines our pioneering role in South America. Our customers will directly benefit from the outstanding capabilities of this new versatile cargo handling solution,” Mr Olascoaga continues.
Communiqué de Liebherr, 08/08/2015