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Giant game of musical chairs helps Hull growth

[ October 24, 2011   //   ]

PD Ports has reconfigured its Hull Container Terminal to meet growth expectations.

One of the three rail-mounted ship-to-shore gantry cranes was moved to allow the terminal’s two biggest (35-tonne lifting capacity) cranes to be positioned alongside each other.

The two larger cranes are now the mainline cranes, while the smallest will become back-up.

The two larger cranes have also been electrically refurbished, which involves switching the drives from a low-voltage system to a high-voltage system to improve efficiency, while the third crane will undergo a partial electrical refurbishment.

The two major existing customers, Samskip and ESL/MacAndrews, are expecting growth and the terminal is also expected to attract new customers.