A crane investment for the Humber Port could be discharged three times quicker after PD Ports invested £900,000 into the scheme.
The new equipment, manufactured and built by Liebherr, one of the world’s largest construction machine manufacturers, forms part of a long-term strategic plan for the port operator to support strategic business growth across its Humber-based operations.
Groveport, sitting on the River Trent, west of Scunthorpe, is the largest site in the cluster, which also includes Immingham, Keadby and Hull.
The new crane will optimise turnaround rates at Groveport for certain cargo carriers.
Geoff Lippitt, Chief Commercial Officer at PD Ports said: “We’re delighted to have such an impressive and world-leading piece of equipment on site at Groveport. The new crane will deliver significant benefits to our customers, drastically reducing the discharge times for vessels resulting in huge cost savings as customers can turn their vessels around much faster.
“Our reputation and exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competition, but by continuing to also invest heavily in infrastructure and resources at Groveport we believe we can further strengthen our position as not only the UK’s premier hub for steel handling, but a market leader in handling a wide spectrum of bulk cargoes.”