Company representatives and employees receive the new crane in Gijon, Spain
Liebherr recently handed over the 100th Liebherr mobile harbour crane, a new LHM 600, to Spanish customer Maritima del Principado in Gijon. Spain is now the third country in the world with a fleet of 100 or more Liebherr mobile harbour cranes.
The first country to reach Liebherr's 100-crane milestone was Russia, closely followed by India.
The history of the Liebherr mobile harbour crane in Spain started more than 27 years ago. In 1992, Liebherr delivered its first mobile harbour crane in the country - an LHM 1300. The LHM 1300 has proved its durability as it is still in operation in Spain.
"Today, the population of mobile harbour cranes in Spain is at a high level of 179 machines in total," comments Andreas Müller, sales director of Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes. "We at Liebherr Maritime Cranes are very proud to have achieved a marketshare of more than 55%. This great trust of our customers in us and our products and services shows that the Liebherr company philosophy is also lived in Spain."
Maritima del Principado started as a shipping company in October, 2009. Its services cover shipping and logistics activities and it prides itself on "the development and implementation of the most advanced technologies" in its field.