On track for carbon neutrality by 2027
PD Ports, one of the UK’s major port groups, has continued its path towards carbon neutrality with the arrival of two Liebherr cranes at Tees Dock.
The Liebherr cranes, which tower at an impressive 83 metres with the boom fully raised, and improved handling capacities from 100 to 140 tonnes, are electric-hydraulic powered and offer a more environmentally conscious and efficient solution for loading and discharging a range of bulk commodities. The two cranes represent a £8.6 million ($10.7 million) investment
The also represents the latest in a string of investments made to support growing demand as global customers continue to recognise Teesport as a hub for bulk commodities following the unveiling of the £12 million ($14.9) Teesport Bulks Terminal in 2020.
The two cranes have been delivered by the grand old lady of the BigLift fleet, Happy Buccaneer.
Frans Calje, CEO at PD Ports, explained how the mobile harbour cranes are another significant step forward as the port operator aims for carbon neutrality.
“I am delighted to see the new cranes in operation at Tees Dock,” said Frans. “As a business, we are committed to driving positive change and building a more sustainable future; this investment signifies that whilst also ensuring we can uphold the highest operating standards.
“We recognise our responsibility to ourselves, our communities and our customers to reduce environmental impact which is why we have set such ambitious decarbonisation targets – targets that we are well on track to exceed.
“The incorporation of this equipment, coupled with our already attractive facilities at Tees Dock, ensure that PD Ports remains at the forefront of service excellence and delivery.”
PD Ports has already brought its CO2 emissions to levels seen in 2000, through a wide range of initiatives, and is staying on track to be carbon neutral by 2027.
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