Four of the heavy lift cranes are type CBB 4700 with a lifting capacity of 450 tonnes and the remaining two are type CBB 3450 with a lifting capacity of 120 tonnes. The positive trend in the heavy lift crane segment thus continues and Liebherr has confirmed its leading position with this contract, having won the majority of tendered contracts in recent times.
The heavy lift cranes are being built by Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH and will be delivered to the customer in 2014. They will be installed on two ships in the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, China and will handle heavy and general cargo all over the world in the future.
Business relations between Liebherr and Rickmers date back to the 1970ies. Today, Liebherr handles a large number of its heavy lift sea transportations with the aid of â€œRickmers-Linieâ€, a regular world-wide service for project cargo.