Peel Ports has invested in two new ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes for the Port of Liverpool (Terminal 1), to further support growth from Intra European Feeder networks and specialist carrier Atlantic Container Line (ACL).
A significant investment for the company, the new container cranes will increase the number of (STS) cranes at the terminal and overall berth productivity still further whilst increasing height and reach capabilities of the terminal.
The new design utilises high tensile steel and a lattice boom and beam construction, designed and built by Liehberr Container Cranes Limited, resulting in a lighter crane with reduced wheel loads, a key consideration due to the narrow span and quay structure at the Port of Liverpool’s terminal 1.
David Huck, Managing Director at Peel Ports said:
Our investment in the very latest Panamax container cranes at Terminal 1 demonstrates our long term commitment to investing in our customers and further compliments our Irish Sea hub proposition connecting the world to Liverpool and by far the largest consuming and exporting region of the UK
The new cranes will significantly enhance the Port of Liverpool’s capabilities for ACL, as well as other current and future users of Terminal 1. For us, innovation and improvement are at the heart of our Port-centric solutions, and we’re excited to get the new cranes in place and commissioned for the start of 2022.