September 18 - The Port of Longview's second Liebherr mobile harbour crane has gone to work exporting scrap metal for the first time in the port's history.

One of the port's two heavy lift Liebherr cranes was outfitted with a specially fabricated pan to load the scrap metal, which PNW Metal Recycling was exporting, from a containment area on the berth into the waiting vessel.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase our new equipment," said Laurie Nelson-Cooley, the port's business development manager.

The Port of Longview commissioned its second Liebherr crane earlier this year, which has expanded the port's cargo handling capabilities. The cranes can each lift between 104 and 140 tonnes at 30.5 m outreach.

Combined, the cranes are capable of handling over-dimensional tandem lifts. Both cranes and the adjacent 70 acres of open lay down storage area provide an excellent opportunity for business, said the port.