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Tyne lines up new crane

[ August 13, 2013   //   ]

Port of Tyne's new £6m Gantry Crane

The Port of Tyne’s new £6 million gantry crane moved into position at Riverside Quay, South Tyneside on Monday 12 August. The Liebherr crane has a 37 metres outreach that can handle 13 containers across the deck of a vessel and will increase productivity by 25%. Following testing and training the new crane is due to be in operation later this month. It will allow Tyne to handle 98% of the world’s global fleet of short sea container vessels putting the Port in a much stronger position to gain new business.