Mobile cranes for Puerto Arica, Chile

BBC Congo delivered new Liebherr mobile harbor crane

May 2014 – The Port of Arica in Chile has set new standards over the past five years facilitating both domestic and international trade. Ongoing investment programs aim at increasing the port’s efficiency, safety and environmental protection. As part of this a Liebherr LHM 600 crane, the port’s fourth crane unit, was ordered to expand the port’s terminal services and improve its cargo handling capabilities.

Coming from Liebherr’s yard in Rostock, Germany, the BBC Congo delivered the crane on May 18. According to Dante Battaglia, Chief of Maritime Operations of the Arica port, the discharge of the LHM 600 crane was “impeccable”. The 400mt heavy main unit and additional components were discharged by the vessel crew and local stevedores in only four 4 hours, ready for their full assembly the following days.

The BBC Congo is 17,000 dwt multipurpose and heavy lift vessel with 2x 250mt lifting capacity. BBC Chartering operates seven vessels of this type. The series was built between 2010 and 2013.



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