Home > Press Articles > Port of Felixstowe
Thursday, 19 Sep 2019
The Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of its first two remote control ship-to-shore gantry cranes.
New remote control cranes gantry for Port of Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of its first two remote control ship-to-shore gantry cranes.

The two new cranes, the 32nd and 33rd at the UK’s largest container port, were delivered on the Zhen Hua 23 from ZPMC in Shanghai.

Commenting on the new cranes, Clemence Cheng, CEO of the Port of Felixstowe and Executive Director, Hutchison Ports, said:

“These new cranes are the latest acquisition in our ongoing investment programme to provide the best equipment, infrastructure and systems for our customers. They will further enhance our capability to work multiple mega-vessels simultaneously.

“Remote control quay cranes have been pioneered at other Hutchison Ports terminals. Their introduction at Felixstowe will improve the working conditions of the drivers, enhance safety and benefit communications within operational teams.”

In addition to the new cranes, the port is creating an additional 18,000 TEU of container storage capacity, upgrading its terminal operating system, raising the height of 10 ship-to-shore cranes on Trinity Terminal and has eight additional yard cranes on order for delivery in early 2019.

The new cranes are capable of working vessels with containers stowed 11-high and 24-wide on deck. Instead of being in a cab 50 metres above the quay, the drivers will be located in a nearby operations centre.

END

Notes to Editors:

For further information, please contact Paul Davey, Head of Corporate Affairs, on Tel No: +44 (0)1394 602063 or E-mail daveyps@hpuk.co.uk / www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe is strategically located on the UK’s southeast coast and within easy reach of major ports in North West continental Europe. As the UK's first purpose-built container-handling facility, we are the largest and busiest container port in the country. With three rail terminals, it also has the busiest and biggest intermodal rail freight facility in the UK. The latest phase of development, Berths 8&9, provides additional deep-water capacity for the world’s largest container ships.

Port of Felixstowe is a member of Hutchison Ports, the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison). Hutchison Ports is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with a network of port operations in 52 ports spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services and ship repair facilities.
Shipping Minister Visits Port of Felixstowe
Stephen Hammond makes first visit to UK's largest container port.
IMO Maritime Day theme launched at the Port of Felixstowe
The theme for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) World Maritime Day 2017 has been launched by the IMO Secretary General, Kitack Lim, during a visit to the Port of Felixstowe.
Felixstowe Celebrates 50-years of Ro/Ro Operations
The Port of Felixstowe has celebrated the 50th anniversary of Roll-on/Roll-off operations at the Port of Britain. The anniversary was marked by a reception for guests and local dignitaries followed by a visit to the Ro/Ro ferry Suecia Seaways at the port
Port of Felixstowe Top for Customer Care
The Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain has walked away with the coveted Rail Freight Group 2015 Customer Care Award for its continued and sustained improvement in customer service.
Port of Felixstowe Celebrates Another Rail Record
Record-breaking rail movements at Suffolk Port
Shipping and Transport Minister Visits he Port of Felixstowe
Shipping and Ports Minister John Hayes has paid his first visit to the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port. During his visit to the port, Mr Hayes visited the UK flagged Ever Lambent, the container vessel owned and operated by Evergreen M
New Rail Terminal Opening Doubles Rail Capacity
The Port of Felixstowe has officially opened a new rail terminal which doubles rail capacity at Britain’s biggest container port. The new North Rail Terminal was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, local dignitar