The Port of Grangemouth’s new multimillion pound crane began work recently at Scotland’s largest container terminal. At 45metres high, the new crane has changed the skyline as it joins two other ship-to-shore container cranes.
For the first time, a trio of Liebherr cranes, were able to work on the Andromeda J to unload and reload its container cargo before it sailed to Rotterdam.
This third container crane to join the Forth Ports’ fleet is part of a £10million investment programme at the port to increase handling capacity and service for customers by ensuring a faster turnaround time for cargo. More than £6 billion worth of goods passes through Grangemouth each year including food and drink, chemicals, timber, paper and equipment for the oil and gas industry.