New Crane at Seaboard's Port of Miami Terminal
March 01, 2007
As part of a strategy to improve productivity at its Port of Miami terminal, Seaboard Marine has added a second, Liebherr-built LHM 400, crane to its terminal operations.
Its newest crane has an outreach of 148 ft, and a maximum capacity of short 115 tons.
Built in Austria for panamax-sized vessels, the LHM 400 can handle up to 13 containers across, depending on the configuration.
The LHM 400 is a multi-purpose crane that can be used for different kinds of cargoes: containers, bulk products and pallet handling. Since it travels on tires, it can go in virtually any direction. Its logical ergonomic design allows for ease of operation.
Eddie Gonzalez, Seaboard Marine's President, said "We are extremely pleased with the reliability of the two Liebherr cranes that we currently own and use at the Port of Miami. However, the crane initially acquired in 2001, a LHM 320, is somewhat smaller and we will soon relocate that crane to another port location. By now having two Liebherr cranes of the same size, we will be able to increase our productivity as one will be brand new and the other is only three years old. The versatility to our operations by having matched LHM 400 cranes should result in improved cargo turnaround and benefit our customers."