Container handling in ports

Productivity is a decisive factor in modern container handling. Our comprehensive poduct portfolio offers an ideal solution for ports or intermodal termnals where every container counts.

  • In Southampton (England), large freight vessels are regularly loaded and unloaded using our advanced ship to shore container cranes.

    Material handling equipment for all ship sizes

    In Southampton (England), large freight vessels are regularly loaded and unloaded using our advanced ship to shore container cranes.

  • Two LHM 550 mobile harbour cranes unloading a container vessel in Durban (South Africa).

    High productivity

    Two LHM 550 mobile harbour cranes unloading a container vessel in Durban (South Africa).

  • Versatile installation: rail-mounted,rubber tyred or permanently-installed, such as this fixed cargo crane in Argentina.

    Various types of installation

    Versatile installation: rail-mounted,rubber tyred or permanently-installed, such as this fixed cargo crane in Argentina.

  • Our maritime cranes are deployed throughout the world. Just like these LHM 550 and LHM 400 mobile harbour cranes, for example, in New Zealand.

    At home in the world

    Our maritime cranes are deployed throughout the world. Just like these LHM 550 and LHM 400 mobile harbour cranes, for example, in New Zealand.

More than 600 million 20 foot containers are shipped each year. The increasing size of container vessels requires powerful and productive container handling equipment. In many cases, the productivity and laytime in the harbour are decisive factors.

Liebherr makes a broad range of maritime cranes available around the world for highly efficient loading and unloading of ships, which leading harbours rely on. Decades of experience from successful container handling flow into the development of our products.

Advantages at a glance

Our broad product range includes innovative material handling equipment for loading and unloading anything from feeder ships up to the biggest freight vessels. Ship to shore container cranes from Liebherr serve ships with a width of up to 23 container rows. In addition, our versatile mobile harbour cranes and other attractive solutions assure fast material handling.

The straddle carrier is an efficient link between quayside and container depot for fast logistics.

Not only handling performance is important on the quayside but also the overall logistics in the harbour. Our maritime machines also impress in the areas of container transport and storage.

Solutions for fast transport and efficient stacking

A series of highly modern technologies increase productivity and safety in container handling. Among these are Cycoptronic for pendulum-free loads and Pactronic hybrid drive for up to 30% higher handling volume.

Maritime technologies for more performance

Our highly-developed crane simulators are also available with head-tracking, which takes account of the operator's direction of view.

Although modern technologies support crane operators in a major way, the individual performance of the crane operator is decisive when it comes to productivity. Liebherr draws on many years of crane operator instruction and offers additional training simulators.

Modern simulators for professional training

Videos

Ship to shore container cranes from Liebherr processing a ship in England.

Our STS container cranes operating in Southampton, United Kingdom. Play video

Ship to shore container cranes from Liebherr processing a ship in England.

Liebherr mobile harbour cranes for efficient container handling.

Efficient loading and unloading of container freight vessels with mobile harbour cranes in Chile and Turkey.

Mobile harbour cranes from Liebherr ensure fast container handling around the world. Play video

Efficient loading and unloading of container freight vessels with mobile harbour cranes in Chile and Turkey.

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