The second of two new cranes transported by sea to Irish ports, has been identified by Afloat to begin a career with a shipping agency located in Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore.
The new cranes built by Liebherr in Germany where in recent weeks loaded onboard heavy-lift vessel, Enough Talk when berthed in Rostock. The port city located on the Baltic Sea is also where the cranes were manufactured.
As previously reported on Afloat, the first crane was delivered earlier this month to South East Port Services in the Port of Waterford. A close-up examination by Afloat (of the photo above) shows Enough Talk depart the south-east port with the second crane remaining on board and where clues were revealed to its destination.
Emblazoned on the crane is the initials DSG, standing for Doyle Shipping Group, a shipping agency and logistics company, originally founded in 1886 by Dennis Doyle in Cork. DSG provide a range of marine services including stevedoring with offices and warehouses in Irish ports and the operation of two private port facilities at Greenore Port in Co Louth and Cork Dockyard in Rushbrooke near Cobh.
The delivery voyage by Enough Talk to Dublin Port involved the Liebherr LHM 420 crane which according to DSG's Dublin office is an investment by the company of €4 million. The new port infrastructure is currently undergoing various attachment calibration and crane-driver inductions.
DSG operations in Dublin Port is based in Alexandra Basin (East) where the new crane joins an existing suite of also yellow-painted crane infrastructure sited along Alexandra Quay. At this terminal, break-bulk cargoes and lo-lo traffic is handled while ro-ro operations also take place at the adjacent Ocean Pier.