Categories: Associated British Ports, Immingham, NewsPublished On: 03.05.2022334 words1.7 min read

Largest hydraulic crane in the world, weighing 365 tonnes, arrives at ABP facility in Immingham

The massive device marks a £3 million investment by Associated British Ports (ABP) and has been supplied by Cooper Specialised Handling Ltd, the UK’s leading independent port equipment supplier.

The crane, model Mantsinen 300M Hybrilift was built by Mantsinen in Finland and has the reach and capacity to serve panamax size vessels and can handle as much as 1500 tonnes per hour – far greater than the rope crane equivalents.

The machine weighs in at 365 tonnes (without attachment) and is diesel powered by an EU stage 5 Volvo 16 litre diesel engine. ABP have opted for an 18.5m curved boom and 14m stick and the machine has a wheeled undercarriage of 6 axles with 4 wheels per axle.

The giant Material Handler Mantsinen 300 machine which has arrived at Immingham Docks….The world’s largest hydraulic crane arrived at the port of Immingham last night after being bought by Associated British Ports….The Mantsinen 300m was bought by ABP last month in a £3 million investment. It was built in Finland before being shipped to Immingham, arriving in the port last night….Pictured is John Waller Assistant Operations Manger ABP Immingham….25 April 2022. Picture Bruce Rollinson

The machine will also come supplied with Mantsinen’s cab riser to enable the operator to position the cab in the optimum position over the hold to gain a direct line of sight. The machine also is supplied with a range of automatic and semi-automatic attachments that also reduce the need for direct labour in the holds thus enhancing safety further than if stevedores were slinging.

Simon Bird, Regional Director for ABP Humber said: “Our investment in buying the world’s largest hydraulic crane shows our commitment to ensuring we have the best plant and equipment on the ports to service our customers’ needs. We’re also thrilled to be the first company in Great Britain to have this giant on our port.”

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Largest hydraulic crane in the world arrives at ABP in Immingham