St. John’s, NL – October 29th, 2015 – Oceanex Inc., a key provider of transportation services to Newfoundland and Labrador, is pleased to announce it has placed an order for a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane for its St. John’s terminal. The new crane will replace the Liebherr crane which was damaged by fire on September 14, 2015.
Executive Chairman, Captain Sid Hynes states, “At Oceanex we are extremely proud of our ability to offer our customers exceptional on-time performance year over year. To ensure we are able to provide the consistent, reliable service our customers have come to expect, it is absolutely necessary to replace the crane as quickly as possible, particularly before the arrival of the harsher winter weather.” Hynes explained that the company has incurred substantial expense over the past few weeks in its efforts to maintain schedule through added manpower and faster sailing speeds. “Working with one crane places considerable demand on our resources. At Oceanex, our focus is on delivering a safe, efficient service and having the second crane is a critical component” says Hynes.
The crane, valued at almost $6 million, is a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane similar to two (2) other cranes Oceanex had purchased previously from Liebherr. Established in 1949, Liebherr is not only one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction machinery but is also an acknowledged supplier of technically innovative user-orient products and services in numerous other fields. The company is home to more than 41,000 employees in more than 130 companies across all continents.
Oceanex Inc., a privately owned Short Sea Shipping company, is a leading player in the east coast transportation industry. Oceanex provides full intermodal transportation services between Mexico, the United States, and mainland Canada to the island of Newfoundland. Oceanex further serves over land all points in Newfoundland from St. John’s daily.
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