Monday 26th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Three new cranes for Felixstowe

Three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes have been delivered to Felixstowe.

The cranes are part of a programme of investment at Felixstowe that has seen the development of Berths 8 & 9 to increase the port’s ability to handle the latest ultra-large container ships; the opening of a third rail terminal at the port; and the announcement of a new 1.4 million square foot logistics park.

The cranes are designed to handle ships with containers stowed up to 24-wide and have a lift-height of 49.5 metres above the quay to allow them to work containers stacked up to 10-high on deck at all states of the tide.

CEO Clemence Cheng said: “We will commission these cranes over the next few weeks and the extended terminal will be operational during the fourth quarter this year.”