Published: 2017-02-07

Liebherr grows in Italy

Ports & terminals Liebherr grows in Italy

Last year, Liebherr Maritime Cranes delivered in total 17 various cargo handling equipment to Italian ports.

In detail, Liebherr's Italian 2016 portfolio includes nine mobile harbour cranes, four reachstackers, three rail mounted gantry cranes, and one ship-to-shore container crane. 

In this respect, a LHM 550 was handed over to Compagnia Portuale based in Monfalcone. Two more cranes of the same type went to the Port of Brindisi, Peyrani could celebrate the handover for two machines at the Port of Taranto.

The Bari-based terminal operator Istop Spamat S.r.l. opted for a new multipurpose mobile harbour crane LHM 550, LHM 400 from the secondary market, and two Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545. 

“We are extremely satisfied of the quality and the performance of our new Liebherr products. The on-time delivery and the very professional training for to our staff again underlines that Liebherr is the right partner for us,” Vito Totorizzo, Captain and Owner of Istop Spamat, commented. 

In addition, the Port of Ravenna modernised and expanded its container handling fleet. The customer – Terminal Container Ravenna S.P.A. (TCR) received one new Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545 and three rail mounted gantry cranes. 

Romano Magnani, Technical Safety & Security Manager at TCR said: “Like all new products, the specifications provide for the latest available technology, with many advanced features even compared to our 2014 model. Naturally, the new crane comes with the excellent environmentally-friendly enhancements, fit for a 21st century industry, something that was high up on the list of priorities during the selection process.” 

Terminal Container Ravenna placed an additional order for a Liebherr ship-to-shore container crane. Having personally signed the contract, Milena Fico, Director and General Manager of TCR added “The market is very positive about TCR’s customized approach to personal service and flexibility and the new investment both in yard and ship-to-shore crane equipment can only enhance this further for the longer-term. We are really satisfied; as Liebherr has proven to be a reliable and cutting edge supplier able to give fast and efficient responses.”

Finally, TCR's operator Sapir Group S.p.A., which is in the business since 1957, took delivery of an LHM 600. This new machine will support the already existing mobile harbour crane fleet of one LHM 550 and three LHM 400. Another reachstacker will start its operations in the Port of Salerno for the company Amoruso S.P.A.

Pieter Vuylsteke, Sales Manager for the European market is delighted about the most recent entries into Liebherr’s order book: “The recent boost in LHM crane orders is probably the most impressive testimonial of our continuous market penetration via our regional sales office in Ravenna. With this number of deliveries, 2016 definitely is a benchmark for our future sales ambitions in Italy.”

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