Liebherr Maritime Crane has delivered the biggest mobile harbour crane of the Caribbean to Kingston Wharves in Jamaica. The LHM 600 is equipped with an elongated tower extension and is designed to simplify the handling of big container vessels up to Super-Post-Panamax size.
Kingston Wharves ordered the crane for its multi-purpose terminal in the Port of Kingston.
The machine is equipped with an elongated tower extension that ensures high visibility into deep cargo holds – the tower cabin is at 37 metres. A 12m-long extension enables efficient container handling. With a maximum outreach of 58m, twin lift capability and a lifting capacity of 104 tonnes, the LHM 600 can service vessels up to 19 container rows wide and nine container stacks high.
Grantley Stephenson, chief executive officer at Kingston Wharves, said: “This new machine is the next essential future investment in our terminal in order to handle the new generation of vessels that are heading for us in the course of the Panama Canal expansion. Our crane operators will be delighted with the impressive eye-level of more than 37m that comes along with the special tower extension. The LHM 600 – starting operation in October – will maximise our efficiencies, increase our responsiveness and, ultimately, meet our customer’s demands.”