01/23/2015 All-time record for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes

Two LHM 280s combine forces in Toledo, USA.

Two LHM 280s combine forces in Toledo, USA.

Exactly forty years after the delivery of the first Liebherr mobile harbour crane (LHM), Liebherr Maritime Cranes set a historical record. 112 units have been supplied across the globe in 2014. This is the highest number of annual deliveries ever achieved by a mobile harbour crane manufacturer and clearly tops the old record from 2008, when Liebherr Maritime Cranes supplied 102 units.

Europe (including Russia) was again the prime market for mobile harbour cranes. 42 units were supplied to this area, which is nearly 38% of all deliveries in 2014. Second is the African market, where 33 units (almost 30%) started operation last year. Thus, the annual number of units supplied to Africa has tripled, compared to 2013. Further deliveries to Asia, the Americas, Middle East and Oceania complete the picture.

The LHM order backlog for 2015 is one of the highest ever. Moreover, the demand for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes and their innovative features is on a very high level throughout the world. For that reason, Liebherr is optimistic that 2015 will be another succesful year for its mobile harbour cranes.