‘State-of-the-Art’ Crane for Port of Ayr
Associated British Port’s (ABP) Port of Ayr has received a new Liberherr Materials Handler crane, a state-of-the-art model which will improve operations and optimize cargo-handling speed.
The new crane, worth £800,000, is the first of the new models to be implemented at British Ports.
It features a lift capacity of 8.1 tonnes at a reach of 23.8m, and is set to lower vehicle emissions and improve fuel efficiency by up to 30%.
The purchase of the new crane is part of a wider commitment from the ABP to promote business growth in Scottish ports, leading to a total investment of £2 million over the last year.
Read the "The Path to Automation RTG Terminals: Converting to AutoRTG" whitepaper for further information on the developments in crane technology.
ABP’s Port Manager Stuart Cresswell commented: “The Port of Ayr has an enviable reputation of being one of the UK quickest ports for cargo discharge, which saves our customers a lot of money.
Locally, it is easy to forget that Ayrshire is a fairly remote community in the UK context so the link that the port provides in reducing transportation cost for our customers and connecting them to the rest of the UK and Europe is hugely important.
Especially in the current economic climate, which is seeing a rise in the cost of diesel and road haulage, the growth prospects for ports appear bright, as they offer a cost effective alternative to moving goods by road.”