Automated cranes for London Gateway

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Automated stacking cranes are being installed at London Gateway, the new container port being built in the Thames.

The cranes are designed to help increase reliability and ensure smoother, more efficient operations 24 hours a day, even in weather conditions that would force non-automated systems to close.

UK transport minister Stephen Hammond was one of the first to witness some of 40 cranes being constructed at the London site.

Independent studies predict that more than 65 million road miles and 148,000 tons of CO2 emissions will be eliminated from the UK’s supply chains when London Gateway is fully built.

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