In march 2015, Liebherr Maritime Cranes celebrated the grand opening of the new sales and service center in Durban, South Africa. The new African maritime hub was solemnly opened by a number of guests from the local industry and Liebherr representatives. Mainly as a result of the close cooperation with Transnet over the past few years, Liebherr-Africa has decided to extend its activities and to establish a specialized maritime hub in Durban. The new African maritime hub consists of sales, service and training personnel, who are all factory trained. It also holds a significant spare parts stock, which will service a large part of the African market.
A main feature is the training of operators, technicians and service staff as the hub provides two separate classrooms for training on Liebherr crane solutions. Due to the well-skilled Liebherr personnel, several service projects have been accomplished through the South African setup. In 2015 the African maritime hub will be involved in an outstanding project with two Coeclerici vessels, “Bulk Zambesi” and “Bulk Limpopo”.