New £1.7m crane grabs attention at ABP’s Port of Hull

May 15, 2012

Cargo handling capacity at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Hull has received a boost following the delivery of a new £1.7m Liebherr LHM 180 mobile harbour crane. 

The new crane, which supplements four existing Liebherr mobile harbour cranes as well as a Liebherr mobile excavator crane in King George and Queen Elizabeth Docks in the port, will be used mainly for handling dry bulk cargoes using a 12 cubic metre grab. The crane has the capacity to lift up to 64 tonnes of cargo which gives an adaptability and flexibility to handle a wide range of other commodities such as containers, packaged or palletised goods, and project cargoes.  

Mike Sellers, ABP Deputy Port Manager Hull & Goole, said: “The crane can be transferred between various port operations, and this will enable ABP to offer an even better service to our customers. We now have six versatile machines, in addition to our portal cranes, which can handle a whole range of cargoes of up to 100 tonnes in weight throughout the Port of Hull.” 

The first job for the new crane was to load 4,000 tonnes of rapeseed on to mv Kate C, which was carried out by ABP’s operations team on behalf of Frontier Agriculture, which operates the Frontier Import Terminal in King George Dock. 

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