Liebherr Enjoys Success In Far East

Shipbuilding in the Far East, especially in China and Korea, is continuing its upward trend in 2001, and deck crane supplier Liebherr has enjoyed success as well.. Current deliveries in the Far East include: 40 deck cranes (four, 40-ton cranes per ship) for a series of 10, 2,530 TEU containerships under construction at Hyundai for the German shipowner B. Schulte; 20 deck cranes (four, 40-ton cranes per ship) for five 2,530 TEU containerships under construction at Daedong Shipyard for the Greek shipowners Efshipping S.A. and Liquimar Tankers Management Ltd. The most recent orders in China include 2 x 670 TEU container vessels at Jiangzhou Shipyard for the German shipowner Klingenberg Bereederungs und Befrachtungs OHG and 2 x 1.100 TEU container vessels at Jiangdong Shipyard for another German owner Werner Bockstiegel Bereederungs GmbH. Each of these vessels will be fitted with two cranes capable of lifting 45 tons at a radius of 26.5 m.

Liebherr's reach is global, as it is represented around the world by both Liebherr- owned companies as well as by selected business partners. To enhance its global sell, the company recently extended its reach, with Liebherr Maritime Benelux B.V. in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In addition to its office in Houston, Liebherr Nenzing Cranes in Miami, USA has been opened to deal with the ever-increasing enquiries form American shipowners and shipbuilders for supply of deck cranes.

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