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New cranes to give Liverpool a lift – updated

[ August 10, 2021   //   ]

Peel Ports has invested in two new Liehberr ship-to-shore container cranes to support growth in intra-European trade and North America con ro carrier Atlantic Container Line (ACL) in Liverpool.

They will increase the number of cranes at the Seaforth terminal and berth productivity while increasing height and reach capabilities.

ACL is Liverpool’s longest-serving container carrier and, in 2019, signed a 15-year contract extension agreement with Peel Ports. ACL’s current generation of vessel is twice as large as its predecessor but as they have the same footprint in order to fit through the lock at Seaforth, they are considerably higher.

The port has also installed four new cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes opening up an additional 15 acres of yard capacity as part of the £400m Liverpool2 project.

They join 12 existing CRMGs and eight ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at Liverpool2.

From mid-September, work on the third and final phase of the landside project is expected to be fully commissioned. This will see an additional five acres of yard capacity and another six CRMGs come online and 20 acres of yard capacity.

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