THE Port of Liverpool has increased its fleet of mobile cranes to eight with the arrival of a new Liebherr unit with an 82-tonne capability. The crane will become fully operational and enter service later this month.
David Huck, head of port operations for Peel Ports Mersey, said: “The recent addition to the Mersey harbour mobile fleet is already having an impact upon our operations at the Port of Liverpool.
“It provides us with the capability to further enhance our customer services across a wide commodity mix, including dry bulks, metals and containers handled by barge.
“This crane is the first of several planned for delivery in 2011 and is further evidence of Peel Ports’ commitment to investment and growth.
“More importantly, these cranes will vastly improve our service offering, productivity and capacity.”
The crane was built by Liebherr Austria and assembled at one of the port’s bulk terminals within a week.
The port experienced growth in 2010 in all its terminal sectors.