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Grangemouth makes it three in a row

[ November 22, 2018   //   ]

The Port of Grangemouth’s newest ship to shore container gantry crane is due to get to work this month at Scotland’s largest container terminal. It joins two other Liebherr cranes.

The third crane is part of a £10million investment programme at the port to increase handling capacity and speed up turnaround time.

Port manager, Derek Knox, said: “We are Scotland’s largest container port and we handle some of the country’s most valuable exports including food and drink. It is vital that we deliver fast turnaround times for our export and import customers and with this new crane, we can now unload and load a ship with a trio of cranes.”

He said the new crane is also future proofed to enable taller straddle carriers to work underneath the legs, allowing the port to further increase its capability in the future.

Grangemouth introduced three new ESC340 straddle carriers in 2017, increasing the fleet to 16 and added a new Hyster empty container handler to the fleet. A new terminal operating system and additional storage capacity were also introduced in 2018.

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