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More Cranes As MegaMax Trio Delivered to Port of Liverpool

9th December 2019
New cranes totaling three built in China onboard a heavy-lift vessel alongside the Liverpool2 container terminal New cranes totaling three built in China onboard a heavy-lift vessel alongside the Liverpool2 container terminal Photo: Peel Ports Group-facebook

Three ‘megamax’ quayside cranes from China destined for the Liverpool2 container terminal in UK have been delivered to the Irish Sea port.

Thee cranes according to ITJ.com, are part the second phase of the terminal project to provide additional capacity for growing volumes of cargo. In the Port of Liverpool (Peel Ports Group), quayside and landside throughput saw a remarkable growth of 12% in October.

The cranes arrived on the ZH25 transporter vessel and are now alongside the berth at the south of the Liverpool2 terminal ready for offloading. They originally set off from Shanghai on 15 September passing south-east Asia, India, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa via the Cape of Good Hope en route to Liverpool in a journey of over 30,000 km.

The super-structures were produced by the Chinese company, Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC). A total of eight ship-to-shore megamax cranes and 22 cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes are being supplied to Peel Ports.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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