Liebherr Wins Large Gantry Crane Order From Japanese Shipbuilder

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing, Austria, recently received a large ships gantry crane order from Japanese shipbuilder Tsuneishi. The order, for three plus one multipurpose container- handling, jib-type gantry cranes of Liebherr's well-known type MPS with lifting capacities of 45 tons, underlines this maker's expertise in the field.

The portal cranes will be installed on three container feeder vessels of 950-TEU capacity, contracted between A.P. Moeller and the shipyard.

This latest order for Liebherr follows other recent contracts for six type CCB gantry cranes, delivered to the Danish shipyard Odense for USA owner Crowley, and a further four CCB gantries supplied to Italian Fincantieri shipyard in Trieste, again for an American owner, namely Castle & Cook.

The current work load in Liebherr's Nenzing factory includes 48 high-speed deck cranes of seven tons capacity, a special design denominated BW to be installed in 12 reefers presently under construction at the Kleven yard in Norway for a consortium of Scandinavian owners.

Further orders for the high-capacity BW cranes are presently being executed, including six 25 toners and 40 of 50 tons capacity.

On the offshore crane side, a considerable number of cranes for the British, Norwegian and Dutch sectors of the North Sea are in hand, not only in Nenzing but also in Liebherr's newest setup in Sunderland, where production started at the beginning of this year.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 28,  May 1989

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