April 11 - Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS) has placed an order for a Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane, which will operate in Berth 3 and 4 in Queensland's Port of Townsville.

The new crane is the third LHM crane for NSS, which has been operating an LHM 550 and an LHM 1300.

"It has taken a few months to get quay approval, but Liebherr never gave up, offering solutions to all the problems," said general manager of NSS, Chris Ullett. "The quay has many restrictions, but between the port authority, Liebherr and ourselves, we finally made it work."

The LHM 420 crane comes with double supporting pads and software to assist in meeting the quay limitations, along with Liebherr's Cycoptronic anti-sway system and a twin lift spreader.