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EBS expands crane fleet

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On 12 July, a red Gottwald crane rose over the Laurenshaven terminal in the Botlek. This 50 t crane has a reach of more than 51 m, and is capable of lifting products in and out of all of a ship’s holds.

EBS expands crane fleet

The Gottwald 6 is a welcome addition to the terminal’s existing stock of mobile and floating cranes. The new crane is also desperately needed in order to make optimal use of the major expansion of the closed storage capacity to more than 800 000 m3 in 2020. The crane was assembled in less than five weeks, and is now fully operational.

With the new crane, the construction of three multi-purpose warehouses with a combined capacity of 126 000 m3 (the first of which will be operational as of this summer), and the grant of a permit for the construction of a warehouse at the Europoort terminal, EBS is taking a big step forward in the realisation of its EBS Master Plan. When the permit is finalised, the company will immediately begin construction on the 50 000 m3 warehouse at the Europoort terminal. The new warehouse space is needed as desperately as the new crane, as all of the company’s warehouses have been contracted out to customers for the foreseeable future.

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