Harwich has completed testing a new linkspan for freight and passenger vehicles which will be needed when Stena introduces two superferries to its Hook of Holland service.
The linkspan uses a double-deck arrangement, which allows for simultaneous loading and unloading on two levels. Each of these levels can also be worked independently if required, allowing for fast and efficient operations.
The 62,000 tonne Stena Hollandica, is due in service on the Harwich – Hook of Holland route on 16th May. The Stena Britannica will follow later in the season.
David Gledhill, chief executive of Hutchison Ports UK, which owns Harwich, said: “It is important that we are able to provide the best infrastructure available to our customers and this linkspan will ensure that the port can handle increased freight and motorist volumes efficiently as demand grows in the future.”