Associated British Ports (ABP) has said two new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes worth $14.9 million (£11.5 million) have arrived at the Port of Immingham, the latest major milestone in the Humber Container Terminal expansion.
The cranes are part of a $42.8 million (£33 million) upgrade and improvement programme at Immingham Container Terminal, a project meant to future proof the terminal, extend its footprint, maximise efficiencies and improve the service to customers.
The delivery of the STS cranes follows the arrival of six electric rubber tyre gantry (RTG) cranes worth £7million arrived at the terminal in January 2020.
The newly expanded terminal, along with the recent expansion in its sister terminal in the Port of Hull means that the Humber has now the best equipped and located container port offer for retailers and suppliers to access their goods across the Midlands and the North of England.
The new STS cranes are supplied by Kalmar JV with Rainbow Cargotec Industries. The cranes will make working on the terminal more efficient and increase productivity.
Their simplified modular design is lightweight and durable, making maintenance easier and has been tailored to Immingham Container Terminal’s exact needs, according to ABP.
The cranes are designed to load and unload sea-going vessels for ISO-standard containers. After a commissioning period, a full training & familiarisation programme will be provided by Kalmar and delivered to the Immingham Container Terminal operatives.