Two new cranes boost Port of Dover’s ops
Port of Dover has boosted its capability of handling and distributing breakbulk, project cargo and every other range of cargo following the arrival of two new Liebherr harbour cranes.
The larger of the two is an LHM 550 Mobile harbour crane, capable of lifting 104 tonnes and with a maximum outreach of 54 metres. The second unit, an LHM 280 mobile harbour crane can lift 84 tonnes with an outreach of 40 metres, meaning they can handle steel, breakbulk, containers, palletised fruit and more. The hydrostatic drive concept in connection with the closed hydraulic circuits guarantees immediate release reaction times for rapid and safe working.
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 became the Port’s first scheduled breakbulk customer. This followed on from the terminal becoming fully temperature controlled at the end of 2020 and the Port processing bulk aggregate for the first time with Aggregate Industries (AI) visit to Dover in May 2020. Duferco’s SVS Vega marked the Port’s debut steel rebar call at the end of 2019.