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New crane to hoist Grangemouth capacity

[ June 22, 2017   //   ]

Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container port, has ordered a new multimillion pound ship to shore container crane from Liebherr.

Able to handle vessels of 14 containers across, the crane will be designed and built in Liebherr’s facility in Killarney, south west Ireland, and shipped into Grangemouth for onsite construction and entry into service in autumn 2018. The new crane is also future proofed to enable taller straddle carriers to work underneath the crane legs.

Port manager Derek Knox, said: “The new Liebherr ship to shore crane is supporting our growth plans through investments in infrastructure and equipment at the Port of Grangemouth. We handle some of Scotland’s most valuable exports, such as fine foods and drinks, so it is important that we deliver fast turnaround times to maintain the vessel schedules and ensure their reliability to service the Scottish export market.”

Grangemouth welcomed three new ESC340 straddle carriers earlier this year increasing the fleet at the container terminal to 16 and added a new Hyster empty container handler.


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