October 17 - Six cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) have been delivered and are now ready for installing and commissioning at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal in the UK.

Produced by Chinese manufacturer ZPMC, which also supplied the five ship-to-shore cranes and other CRMGs already on site, these six complete the set of 12 required for phase 1 of the terminal. Ultimately the site will have eight STS and 22 CRMG cranes.

The cranes will be capable of performing an average of 20 moves per hour, with semi-automated control linked to the port's new Navis N4 terminal operating system. They have a 40 tonne under-spreader capacity and a maximum container lift height above quay level of 21 m under the spreader.

Mark Whitworth, chief executive of Peel Ports, said: "These cranes are the final major piece of the infrastructure jigsaw as we approach the formal opening next month."

The cranes originally set off from Nantong, China, in August 2016 on board ZPMC's Zhenhua 8 semi-submersible ship in a 49-day journey of over 20,000 km (13,730 miles).