Feature, Freight News, Sea

Major move for Cork Harbour

[ March 6, 2017   //   ]

Three new 65 metre tall ship-to-shore container cranes manufactured in Ireland by Liebherr and assembled in Cork Harbour are scheduled for delivery to Crowley Puerto Rico Services’ Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan later this month.

The cranes which are currently on board the Overseas Heavy Transport vessel ‘Albatross’, which has transferred from Cork Dockyard to the Deepwater berth in Ringaskiddy to take on ballast before departure to San Juan.

Before the ‘Albatross’ departs, it will share the berth with the weekly Maersk container service from Central America, bringing the overall length of both vessels alongside to 414 metres.

Cork commercial manager Captain Michael McCarthy said that Cork was “a Tier 1 port of national significance…We have had an excellent relationship with Liebherr since the early 1990s when we commissioned two cranes for our facility in Ringaskiddy. Since then we have grown our relationship with the company and all our port cranes are manufactured by Liebherr.”

The next printed issue of FBJ (FBJ 2 2017) will include reports on Ireland and Heavylift cargo.