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Greenock takes delivery of second crane

[ June 11, 2024   //   ]

The port of Greenock has taken delivery of the second of two ship-to-shore crane. They will help accommodate increased demand from cargo owners and support growth in transatlantic trade. Their capabilities have already been key in securing new routes, include a new weekly deep sea container service connecting Scotland to the Mediterranean market of Turkey. Port operator Peel Ports Clydeport spent £25m on the two cranes, the largest single investment made at the container terminal.

The cranes are to be named ‘U-Crane Bolt’ after the Jamaican Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and ‘Craner Swift’ in tribute to Taylor Swift following a naming competition with local schoolkids.