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Liebherr mobile harbour cranes at India's first multi-modal river port

  12.12.2018    

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially inaugurated the newly developed port on the River Ganges, deep inland south of Nepal and 800 kilometres southeast of New Delhi, according to Shipping Gazette.
Liebherr mobile harbour cranes are working on the first Indian inland waterway terminal in Varanasi. on on the left bank of India's largest river.
The port is part of the World Bank-aided Jal Marg Vikas project of the Inland Waterways Authority of India. Three other terminals are under construction at Sahibganj, Haldia and Gazipur. The project will enable commercial navigation of vessels with capacity of 1,500-2,000 dwt on River Ganga, as it is also known.
The Prime Minister also welcomed India's first container vessel Rabindranath Tagore that has sailed from Kolkata. Container movement on an inland waterways of India is being done for the first time post-independence.
The vessels arriving Varanasi via the river Ganga will be loaded and unloaded by Liebherr mobile harbour cranes type LHM 180. Both cranes were initially sold to Afcons Infrastructure Limited.
Afcons is part of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group and is one of the top infrastructure development companies in India with its presence in various parts of the world.
Both Liebherr mobile harbour cranes are running with a 390kW Liebherr diesel engine and provide a maximum lifting capacity of 64 tonnes in four-rope configuration. Whether it is containers, bulk or general cargoes, with a maximum outreach of 35 metres the LHM 180 is the right handling solution for feeder and handysize ships sailing on the river Ganga.



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