The Port of Garston in Liverpool, UK, is set to become home to one of the world’s largest hydraulic cranes when the machine completes its journey from Finland.
A Mantsinen 200M is being supplied to ABP by Cooper Specialised Handling, which will also oversee its installation.
As shipping companies increase the size of their vessels to drive down costs, the speed at which ports can load and unload ships is vital to improving their turnaround times and overall efficiency. The Mantsinen 200M can discharge vessels of more than 7,000dwt.
The port operator may also enhance operating efficiencies at its Liverpool facility, as the machine combines the capacity of a traditional mobile harbor crane with the speed of a hydraulic crane to deliver cargo handling at a rate of up to 1,000 tonnes per hour.
The Mantsinen 200M also satisfies the Port's requirement to handle a 25 tonne load plus attachment weight from the far side of the widest vessel.
Covering an area of 65 acres, the port currently handles around 500,000 tonnes of cargo a year.