08/22/2017 Banana and Container Express
In the past two and a half years, Kloosterboers branch in Vlissingen became the new European centre for bananas as the giant Chiquita decided to land their tropical fruits in the port of Zeeland. Hundreds of thousands of boxes are unloaded through Kloosterboer weekly and afterwards distributed from Vlissingen into Europe.
Furthermore the world third largest container carrier CMA-CGM made Kloosterboer Vlissingen its last port from the Benelux to West Africa (EURAF service), which resulted in a serious increase of container moves.
Kloosterboers rapidly growing business consequently increased the demand for highly efficient cargo handling equipment. After 20 years of trustworthy partnership, Liebherr was the first choice. Kloosterboer opted for a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane type LHM 550. Providing a maximum lifting capacity of 144 tonnes and an outreach of up to 54 metres, the crane is perfectly equipped for highly efficient container handling. The Liebherr software tool Advanced Container Control, which is a part of the Liebherr Cycoptronic, is installed together with the Soft Touch Down system. Both software features support the crane driver while unloading container quickly as well as smoothly – perfect conditions for the handling of sensitive cargo like bananas or other fruits.