September 29 - Liebherr claims to have delivered the largest mobile harbor crane on the east coast of the USA to Rukert Terminals, Baltimore where it was officially commissioned for service.

The type LHM 500S has a lifting capacity of up to 140 tonnes and a maximum outreach of 51 m. Equipped with two 70 tonne winches the new LHM 500S will be used for handling fertilizers, salt, project cargo and heavy lift cargo.

"The mobile harbour crane sector is an important strategic field of expansion for the Liebherr group. With this latest order our customer demonstrates great trust in the superior technology and the excellent Liebherr service and support. Also, this order was strategically important for our future sales ambition on the US east coast", explains Michael Kaunelis, regional sales manager.

Rukert's President John Coulter says, "This is an exciting time in the 90 year history of Rukert Terminals. With the construction of a new 1000 foot long berth with 50 feet of draft designed specifically with this crane in mind, we are ready for the next generation of vessels."