Port of Dover adds two new cranes



Two new cranes have arrived at the Port of Dover's multi-purpose cargo terminal, located at the heart of the world's busiest shipping lane.

The larger of the two is a Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane, capable of lifting 104 tonnes and with a maximum outreach of 54 metres, while the second unit, an LHM 280 mobile harbour crane, can lift 84 tonnes with an outreach of 40 metres.

The new equipment will allow the port to handle steel, breakbulk, containers, palletised fruit and more.

Karen Hayes, commercial and divisional manager at Port of Dover Cargo, said: “Since our new terminal in the Western Docks opened just over a year and a half ago, our business has flourished. We have continued to adapt to the latest technologies and techniques, enabling the team to process every range of cargo in the industry and expand our customer base even further.”

In March of this year, Soreidom & Caribbean Line become the port’s first scheduled breakbulk customer.