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Monsters in the Thames

[ June 15, 2016   //   ]

DP World London Gateway is about to take delivery of two more of the UK’s most technically advanced quay cranes were brought up the River Thames on 15 June. The Chinese-built monsters are for the container port’s third berth, due to open later this year.

When installed they will match DP World London Gateway’s existing cranes in providing the greatest lift-height above water of any quay cranes in the UK.

The port’s chief executive, Cameron Thorpe, said: “In addition to the eight already in operation here, the arrival of these quay cranes and further investment in supplementary infrastructure such as our fully automated truck handling capability, ensures that the UK is able to efficiently and reliably handle the largest container ships afloat.

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