Five-year crane strategy will involve purchasing new cranes and refurbishing existing ones.
Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £32 million in port equipment in the Humber to maintain customer demand as part of a wider Group investment.
A five-year strategy is being rolled out which involves purchasing new cranes. The full refurbishment of existing cranes and investing in land-side equipment. The plan has involved looking at the eco-friendliness of new plant and equipment, ensuring that ABP continue to invest in environmentally friendly and sustainable equipment.
The ongoing strategy in the Humber has been split between investment in mobile harbour cranes and hydraulic cranes – the first of which the Mantsinen 300M, the world’s largest hydraulic crane, is due at the port of Immingham late April.
Simon Bird, Regional Director for the Humber Ports said:
“This significant investment shows the confidence we have to continue to grow and invest to ensure the Humber ports are future-proofed when it comes to the latest technology in cranes and cargo handling equipment.
“Our strategy is about ensuring we have a versatile mix of cranes to cargo mix and that we can provide additional capacity to meet growing volumes of cargo. As a port operator we remain resilient and give our customers what they need, and they want to know what we have is reliable and efficient.”
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