Liebherr mobile harbour cranes set the benchmark in terms of annual deliveries, supplying as many cranes per year as no other manufacturer has ever delivered before. In 2014 Liebherr supplied 112 units of mobile harbour cranes across the globe. In other words, throughout the year almost every third day a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane unit was delivered. This is the highest number of annual deliveries ever achieved by a mobile harbour crane manufacturer and clearly tops Liebherr Maritime Cranes’ old record when 102 units were supplied in 2008.
A geographical breakdown shows that Europe (including Russia) is again the main region for mobile harbour cranes. In total, 42 units were supplied to this area, which is nearly 38 per cent of all deliveries in 2014. Second is the African market, where 33 units (almost 30 per cent) started operation last year. Thus, the annual number of units supplied to Africa has tripled, compared to 2013. Customers in Latin America opted for 14 units in 2014, which equates to nearly 13 per cent and is exactly the same amount as for Asia. Further deliveries to the Middle East, North America and Oceania complete the picture
The Indian market is again an important reason for this success, 2014 was the second most successful ever in India. In total, more than 10 new Liebherr mobile harbour cranes have started operation in 2014.