May 5 - The first six cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes have arrived at Peel Ports' Liverpool2 deepwater container terminal from Nantong China on board the semi-submersible vessel Zhen Hua 25.

The cranes were shipped on the ZPMC vessel over 20,000 km from China to the UK, passing Southeast Asia and India, before traversing the Suez Canal in a 40-day journey.

The six cranes are the first of 12 required for phase 1 of the terminal. In total, 22 cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes will be delivered to the UK port.