CTO - Combined Terminal Operators – in the port of Cagliari has just bought a LIEBHERR LHM 600 mobile harbour crane. "It is the first LIEBHERR crane that we buy and we have chosen it for its particular characteristics, above all for its great lifting capacity", tells us Vincenzo Corazza, managing director of the Sardinian company. And he continues: "Before we used cranes that could reach a maximum of 60 tons, now we can reach 144 tons. Then we can take advantage of a lower consumption and a really advanced technology".
The choice of Mac Port LIEBHERR as a partner was weighted in every aspect. Liebherr invited CTO professionals to visit the Rostock factory, where the cranes are designed and produced.; they were able to see the quality of the materials and the technology of the vehicles.
LIEBHERR cranes are always a strategic investment, but in the port of Cagliari even more because it is located in the context of an island. Corazza explains to us the great advantage to CTO with these words : "A million tons a year of goods handled are a huge quantity for Sardinia, where inhabitants are 1.500.000 and industries just a few." Fundamental, in addition to the quantity, are the new possibilities that a crane like this can open : "Before for important loads Sardinian operators were forced to rent ships with adequate means of port. The ships arrived from Italy with very high rental costs. The new 600 LIEBHERR can really be a driving force for development of an entire transport sector in Sardinia. The Sardinian operators can now act directly on the territory and also manage boarding operations independently ”.