• The new LHM 600 is part of Liebherr’s latest mobile harbor crane generation and is expected  to arrive at Port Canaveral in December 2023
  • Canaveral Port Authority officials visited Liebherr Rostock in September 2022 for a signing  ceremony
  • Port Canaveral entered its first LHM 600 into service in February 2019

The second LHM 600 purchased by Port Canaveral is built for the future. It boasts a contemporary exterior design and is more digitally advanced and efficient.  Assistance and partial automation systems are made possible by a sophisticated crane control system,  evolved sensor integration, and digital information transfer. It will be Port Canaveral’s second mobile harbor crane to be deployed. In early 2019, the Port put into service its first Liebherr mobile harbor crane of type LHM 600.

The forthcoming crane will have a lift capability of up to 154 tons and a jib length of 61 meters. It's 20-
container reach will accommodate containers stacked nine high on the deck – an upgraded handling
capability from the first crane.

Pioneering crane will support the growing cargo business, offer more features
Port Canaveral is already familiar with Liebherr mobile harbor cranes. The LHM 600 that started its work in early 2019 has been instrumental in heavy-lifting operations for the Port. In Fiscal Year 2020, the current LHM 600 already lifted a record number of boosters for space projects. With the upcoming LHM 600, the outreach ability has been upgraded from 58 to 61 meters.

“We’re pleased to add this major acquisition to our port to better meet the demands of an expanding portfolio of diverse cargo,” notes Port CEO Captain John Murray. “We’re projecting the pace of growth in cargo handling to be very significant over the coming year. This crane will provide greater lift capability that will also meet the needs of the developing commercial space enterprise in our region.”

Modern cabin and other amenities distinguish the next LHM 600

Driver comfort and safety were carefully considered in the crane update, with the redesign of the LHM operator’s cab offering many practical advantages. An innovative coupling of the joystick and armrest helps ensure that the control of the crane becomes more precise and safer, while at the same time increasing operator comfort. A variety of project cargo, whether for space projects or other clients of the port, can 2/3 thus be handled more effectively. To also enable a more simplified operation of the crane, a newly integrated touch panel interface allows for all crane functions to be selected clearly and intuitively. 

Relevant to Florida’s often hot and humid climate, a revised air-conditioning concept increases the wellbeing of the operator, whether for cooling or heating. It also ensures that fogged windows are quickly dehumidified, thus providing a clear view and more safety. 

With these and other improvements, the upcoming LHM 600 will be the optimal mobile harbour crane
with which Port Canaveral can handle a variety of logistical projects in the future.