Friday, February 7, 2014

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London Gateway deploys quad-lift crane

London Gateway port, the high tech port that can accommodate the world's largest container carriers, has become the first UK port with the ability to lift four containers at once, according to a port statement.

The port's engineering team has devised a quad-lift shipping crane that doubles the amount of containers it can lift at one time. The spreader is capable
of handling four TEUs or two FEUs at a time, doubling the cranes capacity for moving containers. Consequently, vessels will be turned around much faster, meaning expedited deliveries.

"We have already enhanced the size of the cranes to be some of the largest in the world, capable of handling the largest vessels in the world. They also come with cutting edge automation technology," said Andrew Bowen, engineering director.
"This is an excellent example of DP World innovation at London Gateway."

London Gateway, which opened in November 2013, is currently served by shipping lines Maersk and MOL, and will soon welcome MSC, CMA and Evergreen.

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