The Port of Liverpool has taken first delivery of two new cutting edge shovel loaders which will replace an existing fleet of machines at the Animal Food Stuffs (AFS) warehouse.

The new JCB 457 loading shovels are the latest JCB built machines from Briggs Equipment and include cutting edge machine technology. The new machines have been selected and specified with additional safety features including: hi-visibility hand rails, Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection, Camera System, Illuminating Chevrons and Tier 5 engine technology, reducing harmful emissions by eliminating ultra-fine particles of soot in diesel exhaust known as sub-micron level particles. This is extremely important and in alignment with Peel Ports clean air quality strategy.

A further four new machines will be delivered over the coming weeks which will include another two JCB 457 and two JCB 437 loading shovels.

The new equipment will be used across the bulk terminals at Mersey, specifically the AFS and Merlin General Bulk Stores, and will allow the port to continue to provide its customers with a reliable and competitive service.

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