Port of Hull gets new hybrid harbour crane

PORT OF HULL, UK: June 2019. A new hybrid Liebherr harbour crane has been delivered to the Port of Hull. The £3.5 million crane purchased by ABP Humber will bolster eco-friendly operations at the port.

Having committed to a new 10 year agreement, the crane was secured to support Thor Shipping & Transport’s ability to work on two vessels simultaneously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

ABP has also purchased two new Bromma container spreaders that will attach to the crane and Thor has ordered two Kalmar reachstackers to complement the operation..

The crane was shipped fully assembled from the Port of Rostock, Germany and driven off the side of the vessel onto the terminal, taking just four hours in total.

Prior to its arrival, ABP Humber undertook works to strengthen over 10,000 square metres of the operation area, which will now bear the load of handling containers with reachstackers.

Thomas Bryan, Thor Shipping and Transport managing director said: “We handle an array of cargo including containers, steel and timber. The new crane will provide support across all areas of our operation and increase our capacity for existing and new customers.”

ABP Humber regional director Simon Bird added: “A great deal of work has been undertaken at this two-berth terminal on King George Dock, and delivery of the Liebherr harbour crane marks the completion of this investment.”