Maritime cranes

In the 2022 fiscal year, Liebherr recorded a turnover of € 812 million in its maritime cranes product segment. This represents a year-on-year increase of € 72 million or 9.7 %.

Development compared to previous year

Turnover in € m
from 740
( + 9.7% ) 0
Investments in € m
from 18
( + 11.1% ) 0
from 3,679
( + 3.0% ) 0

Turnover by sales regions

  1. European Union
  2. North America
  3. Central and South America
  4. Non-EU countries
  5. Asia and Oceania
  6. Africa, Near and Middle East

Upswing in maritime goods handling

The global maritime goods handling market is experiencing an upswing. Turnover in the segment – broken down by product area – reflected the general industry trend in the maritime sector. Liebherr experienced a slightly decreased turnover in mobile harbour cranes compared to the previous year. A modest year-on-year increase in turnover was achieved in the ship cranes and offshore cranes product areas. Container cranes saw a positive increase thanks to substantial orders in the core markets.

A breakdown of turnover by region in the maritime cranes product segment reveals significant growth in North America and Africa, Near and Middle East in particular. This encouraging result was driven primarily by business in the USA, Ethiopia and Tanzania. The non-EU countries as well as Central and South America also recorded an increase in turnover. Conversely, Liebherr experienced a declined turnover in the EU, which can be attributed in particular to the tense economic situation. There was also a slight downturn in turnover in Asia and Oceania.

The last business year saw a strong emphasis on the development of assistance systems with a focus on (partially) automated cranes for handling bulk goods and containers.

Heavy Lift Crane 295000 successfully completes first assignments

One of the highlights of the fiscal year was the delivery of the Heavy Lift Crane 295000. This crane, the largest Liebherr has ever built, left the port of Rostock (Germany) on board the Orion at the end of March. The offshore installation vessel, in tandem with the crane, is regarded as the most innovative vessel in the offshore wind industry. Several assignments have already been successfully completed since then.

In the last business year, development activities centred on assistance systems with a focus on (partially) automated cranes for handling bulk goods and containers. A number of basic developments were successfully concluded in this context. Additional technologies were also implemented in the machine health area.

On the basis of its strong order situation, Liebherr anticipates a growth in turnover in the maritime cranes product segment in 2023.