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The Baptism of two LHM 800

• Owners of the Liebherr Group visited Montevideo for the baptism of the two largest mobile harbour cranes in the world
• Members of Montecon’s owner families - the family Schandy and the family von Appen - welcomed Liebherr for the official inauguration
• Montecon invests in improving the competitiveness of the port of Montevideo


Rostock (Germany), May 2017 – Four years after Montecon charged Liebherr Maritime Cranes with designing and creating two new mobile harbour cranes, able to reach up to 22 rows of containers - a feat of dockside logistics never seen before - the project has been completed.

 The Port of Montevideo is one of the major ports in South America and plays an essential role in the economy of Uruguay. Looking back in history of Uruguay the port is closely linked to the origins of the city Montevideo and the country Uruguay. Having in mind that strategic decisions for this port can have far-reaching effects it makes Liebherr Maritime Cranes even more proud to be a part of Montecon’s new success story – the investment in two Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes.

The growth of Liebherr’s mobile harbour crane range is linked to Montecon. Liebherr Maritime Cranes developed the LHM 800 at Montecon’s request because there were no mobile harbour cranes big enough to meet the needs of the largest ships. According to Olascoaga, General Manager of Montecon, the investment took place “because it’s our business, a point we wish to emphasise. But also because we take it as a basic strategic aim that the port of Montevideo is the only deep-water port in the whole of Uruguay and of this region, with a future full of possibilities.”

 Mr Berthold, Managing Director Sales of Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH, comments: “The decisive link between the biggest mobile harbour crane in the world and a successfully running port business is the close and trustful cooperation of two leading family businesses. The LHM 800 represents a before and after, a new area for both family-owned companies, Montecon and Liebherr.” The presence of members of the owner families furthermore underlines the strong importance of the business partnership between Liebherr and Montecon.


 - Representatives from Montecon and Liebherr celebrated the official inauguration of the world’s largest mobile harbour cranes - LHM 800
 - Both LHM 800 are busy handling container in the Port of Montevideo


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More information:
Trevor O'Donoghue
Sales Department
Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd.
Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Tel.: +353 (0)64 66 70200
Fax: +353 (0)64 66 31602

Marketing Maritime Cranes
Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH
Dr. Hans Liebherr Str. 1, 6710 Nenzing/AUSTRIA

Tel.: +43 50809 42392
Mobile: +43 676 5786 919

Marketing Maritime Cranes
Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH
Liebherrstraße 1, 18147 Rostock/GERMANY

Tel.:     +49 381 6006 5026
Mobile:  +49 151 54057296

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