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Cranes help ABP get its claws into new markets

[ April 27, 2022   //   ]

The world’s largest hydraulic crane has arrived at the port of Immingham from Finland.

The Mantsinen 300M Hybrilift is part of £3 million investment by Associated British Ports and was supplied by Cooper Specialised Handling.

It has the reach and capacity to serve panamax size vessels and can handle as much as 1500 tonnes per hour – far greater than the rope crane equivalents. Its Hybrilift energy storage and recovery system also increases energy efficiency by up to 50%.

Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £32 million in port equipment in the Humber as part of a five-year strategy which involves purchasing further new cranes, full refurbishment of existing cranes and investing in landside equipment.

ABP has also taken delivery of two of the very first fully mains-electric powered hydraulic cranes for its Port of Ipswich, also supplied by Cooper (pictured, below). The Mantsinen model 95ERs have been configured around specific workings of the operations in Ipswich to optimise efficiency and further reduce energy consumption. It is estimated that these two electric cranes will save up to 5,275 tonnes of CO2 over their lifetime.

The two cranes will be able to manage a range of material received in the East Anglian Port, which handles over 2 million tonnes of cargo each year and is the UK’s leading grain export port.

New Mantsinen electric cranes at ABP’s Port of Ipswich.

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