January 19 - Liebherr has centralised the design, sales and customer service for its mobile harbour cranes, reachstackers, ship cranes and offshore cranes at its maritime production site in Rostock, Germany.

The company's container cranes will continue to be manufactured in Killarney, Ireland.

The development is part of a so-called 'strategic realignment' aimed at improving performance, focusing on growth areas and enhancing operational efficiency across the company's entire maritime portfolio.

Liebherr sees the direct access to the sea that is available at its Rostock factory as being advantageous to the shipment of its cranes.