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£6millon crane at Teesport officially opened

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£6millon crane at Teesport officially opened

August 21, 2017 - 07:53
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PD Ports’ new £6million ship to shore crane is now in operation following an official opening ceremony at Teesport as part of the UK port operator’s strategic growth plans.

PD Ports’ new £6million ship to shore crane Source PD Ports

This latest development complements Teesport’s recent multi million pound investment in state-of-the-art quayside facilities and technology including a dedicated rail terminal and word-renowned terminal operating system (Navis).

During the ceremony, Frans Calje, PD Ports’ Chief Executive Officer, commented: “As one of the deepest water ports in the whole of the UK, Teesport is a key gateway to serve northern UK markets and provides shippers with significant opportunities to benefit from cost efficiencies and environmental savings by shipping goods closer to their final destination.”

Co-financed by the European Union's Connecting Europe Facility, the new ship to shore crane is situated at Teesport Container Terminal Two, boosting the Port’s ability to service greater container volumes which have grown 12% year on year for the last seven years.

Manufactured by Liebherr Container Cranes Limited in Killarney, Ireland and Rostock, Germany, the crane arrived less than a year after Teesport introduced three new rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs).