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Tyne tees up new crane

December 6 - The Port of Tyne has taken delivery of a brand new GBP3.5 million (USD5.72 million) mobile harbour crane, which will be capable of handling project cargoes as well as bulk and conventional freight.

The Liebherr LHM 550 crane has a maximum lift capacity of 144 tonnes at a radius of 54 m. The new crane rolled the heavy lift vessel MERI at Riverside Quay on December 4.

The Port of Tyne, Newcastle now operates a fleet of five mobile harbour cranes, two portal cranes and two container gantry cranes.

Steven Harrison, Port of Tyne chief operating officer, said: "This is another major investment in port infrastructure and will significantly improve the efficiency of our cargo operations."

The new crane will be fully operational by December 16, 2013.

 

 

www.portoftyne.com

www.liebherr.com

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