Two new ship-to-shore cranes, worth £11.5 million, have arrived at the Port of Immingham, the latest major milestone in the Humber Container Terminal expansion.
The cranes are part of a £33million upgrade and improvement programme at Immingham Container Terminal to future proof the terminal, extend its footprint, maximise efficiencies and improve the service to customers.
The delivery of these pieces of machinery has taken place after, earlier this year, six electric rubber tyre gantry cranes worth £7million arrived at the terminal, and are now commissioned and in use.
The newly expanded terminal, along with the recent expansion in its sister terminal in the Port of Hull means that the Humber has now the best equipped and located container port offer for retailers and suppliers to access their goods across the Midlands and the North of England.
The new ship to shore cranes are supplied by Kalmar JV with Rainbow Cargotec Industries. The cranes will make working on the terminal more efficient and increase productivity. Their simplified modular design is lightweight and durable, making maintenance easier and has been tailored to Immingham Container Terminal’s exact needs.
The cranes are designed to load and unload sea-going vessels for ISO-standard containers. Now the cranes have arrived and following a commissioning period, a full training and familiarisation programme will be provided by Kalmar and delivered to the Immingham Container Terminal operatives.
“This is a huge moment in our expansion of the Humber Container Terminal”, said Simon Bird, Regional Director of ABP Humber. “These cranes will help our customers deliver cargo in an efficient and safe manner, meaning that major retailers and suppliers can know they have access to a service that is faster, cheaper and better for the environment. Over the last three years we have invested over £50 million in expanding and improving our container offer in the Humber, an investment which places us at the forefront of container ports in the UK.”
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