Huge cranes delivered in latest phase of major upgrade to port facilities

Two new ship to shore cranes worth £11.5m have arrived at the Port of Immingham, the latest milestone in the Humber Container Terminal expansion.

The cranes are part of a £33m upgrade and improvement programme at Immingham Container Terminal to future proof the terminal, extend its footprint, maximise efficiencies and improve the service to customers.

Delivery of the newest pieces of machinery comes after six electric rubber tyre gantry cranes worth £7m arrived at the terminal earlier this year.

The newly enlarged terminal, along with the recent expansion of its sister terminal in the Port of Hull, means the Humber now has the best equipped container port offer for retailers and suppliers to access their goods across the Midlands and the North.

The new ship to shore cranes have been supplied by Kalmar JV with Rainbow Cargotec Industries.

Following a commissioning period for the cranes, a full training and familiarisation programme will be provided by Kalmar and delivered to the Immingham Container Terminal operatives.

Simon Bird, regional director of ABP Humber, said: “This is a huge moment in our expansion of the Humber Container Terminal.

“These cranes will help our customers deliver cargo in an efficient and safe manner, meaning major retailers and suppliers can know they have access to a service that is faster, cheaper and better for the environment.

“Over the last three years we have invested over £50m in expanding and improving our container offer in the Humber, an investment which places us at the forefront of container ports in the UK.”