NEW CRANES FOR GROWING PORT

MILLIONS of pounds worth of new cranes arrived at Britain's biggest port today as they completed their nine-week journey by sea.The delivery comprised one ship-to-shore gantry crane and nine rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Zhenhua Port Machinery Company in Shanghai.

ENGINEERS were today checking millions of pounds of new cranes after they arrived at Britain's biggest port after a nine-week journey by sea.

As reported in later editions of last night's Evening Star, the delivery comprised one ship-to-shore gantry crane (SSGC) and nine rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGCs) from Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC) in Shanghai.

Richard Pearson, managing director of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, said: “The Port of Felixstowe is committed to investing in the latest equipment to ensure that we maintain high levels of customer service and productivity.

“It is due to this commitment that we are able to handle the biggest container vessels in service today.

“Furthermore, the UK's container ports will be reaching capacity within the next couple of years. The planned developments at Felixstowe South and Bathside Bay will help to ease the country's need for additional deep-water container handling capacity in the long term, and hopefully this new equipment will enable the Port of Felixstowe to cope with trade growth in the meantime.”

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