Last weekend saw the start of the unloading of 5 cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes in the Port of Liverpool. Produced by leading Chinese manufacturer, ZPMC, these cranes complete the set of 22 CRMG cranes at the £400 million Liverpool2 Deep Water Terminal and will provide additional capacity for growing volumes of cargo.
Portia’s Senior Engineer was on site working with counterpart teams from ZPMC and Peel Ports to ensure a safe and efficient unloading process takes place. The arrival of the last batch of CRMG cranes, marks a significant milestone in the next phase of growth at Liverpool2. Peel Ports and its partner global terminal business, Terminal Investment Limited Sarl, is continuing to develop the Liverpool2 terminal to further increase capabilities and support increased demand.
Once completed, Liverpool2 will be capable of handling the largest container ships in the world, whilst supporting the UK haulage sector via the very latest landside automated gates and vehicle booking systems. Work on this second phase of the landside project is expected to be fully completed in the summer 2021 and will be supported by the creation of more than 150 new skilled jobs in Merseyside this year.