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Publish Date: 11:14 - 20 June 2016

Giant Cranes Delivered for UK’s Container Terminal

Enormous quay cranes, which arrived at DP World London Gateway on Wednesday morning, will enhance U.K. trade infrastructure

Giant Cranes Delivered for UK’s Container Terminal According to MANA,Two more of the U.K.’s most technically advanced quay cranes were brought up the River Thames on Wednesday, completing the sea voyage from China on vessel Zhen Hua 10 via the Cape of Good Hope to arrive at DP World London Gateway Port, just 25 miles from Central London.
The new cranes are for the third Berth at the DP World London Gateway container terminal, providing additional trade infrastructure for the U.K. when the berth opens later this year. When installed, they will match container terminal’s existing cranes in providing the greatest lift-height above water of any quay cranes in the country.
Another two cranes for the third berth are due to arrive in London next week, moving development of the terminal’s third berth onto the next stage.
“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.”
“These cranes are unique in the U.K. They are safer, more wind resilient, able to lift more containers in one movement and comfortably reach out across and above the largest container ships,” Thorpe said.
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