Peel Ports enhance Liverpool’s straddle carrier fleet

  • One Liebherr, four Terex diesel-electric straddle carriers for UK port

Peel Ports has purchased a further five straddle carriers for Liverpool Port as part of a long term assets management plan that will revitalise the UK port’s current 40-strong fleet.

The UK operator has invested in one Liebherr and four Terex (Noell) diesel-electric straddle carriers, which will replace part of the existing fleet.

“The arrival of these new straddle carriers reflects our continuing programme of investment and asset management, helping to improve and update equipment and operations at the terminal,” said Peel Ports’ senior manager of engineering operations, Brad Crumbleholme.

“Part of this investment involves the continual upgrading of our existing fleet, ensuring we are up to date with the latest technologies and equipment available, which will ultimately result in the best performance possible.”

“The arrival of these new straddle carriers means we can continue to provide the machine capabilities demanded by our customers, whilst optimising operations and delivering maximum benefit.”

Both models are able to stack three containers in height (1 over 2) with the Leibherr straddle carrier offering extendable twin-lift spreader capabilities.

The equipment has been fitted with the latest telemetry diagnostics technology, as well as the terminal’s Navis/ITS GPR operating platform, which enables improved machine management through the remote monitoring of the fleet.

This latest procurement is part of a substantial investment and assets management strategy at the Port of Liverpool. Part of this investment includes the planned £300m deep water container terminal Liverpool2, which will be operational in 2015.

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