November 2 - The on-going economic development in Latin America is still driving the demand for advanced cargo handling equipment, says Europe based crane manufacturer Liebherr.

In 2011 Liebherr set a new record delivering 16 mobile harbour cranes to Latin America and 2012 looks set to be another very strong year for Liebherr in Latin America, with 15 similar models having been delivered to date.

Liebherr noted that there is a clear trend in Latin America towards larger mobile harbour cranes, like the company's LHM 550 or the LHM 600 models, with an outreach of 54 metres and more.