Associated British Ports (ABP) expects to increase productivity at the Port of Garston since the new crane’s reach and capacity will enable the facility to handle a more diverse range of cargo and achieve faster turnaround times.
The UK’s leading port operator has secured a cargo handling solution that will ensure the Port of Garston is fit for the future, thanks to its investment in the latest hydraulic crane technology and a collaborative approach by supplier Cooper Specialised Handling.
Cargo handling benefits
Incorporating time-lapse footage of the five-day build, Cooper Specialised Handling and Associated British Ports (ABP) have created a video highlighting the arrival of the Mantsinen 200M at the Port of Garston.
The 200M is the largest hydraulic crane currently in operation and ABP’s machine is the first to go into service in the UK.
Demonstrating the Mantsinen 200M’s speed and precision, which will help to improve productivity at the port, the video outlines why the crane is the most suitable cargo handling solution at the Port of Garston.
Greater energy-efficiency will deliver significant cost savings at ABP’s Garston operation, while the fact that the crane is built on wheels, rather than tracks, makes it more manoeuvrable.
Investment and expansion
ABP is expanding its business and improving the service it offers to customers throughout the North West of England. The new crane is a major part of ABP’s investment in the facility, which is now able to handle any vessel that can pass through the on-site lock, and is set to play a key role in the company’s strategic development plans to make the port more competitive.
With its award-winning HybriLift technology, the Mantsinen 200M affords ABP industry-leading capabilities at the Port of Garston. Importantly, it will enable the facility to be more flexible going forward, equipping it to deal with the economic uncertainties surrounding the UK’s Brexit deal.
Operating in all sectors of heavy lifting across the UK and Ireland, Cooper Specialised Handling is the exclusive UK distributor for SveTruck , RAM Spreaders and Sany mobile handling equipment, sole UK importer and exclusive distributor for Mantsinen cranes, Movella Translifters, TEC Containers and a long-term specialist in Konecranes lift trucks. The company, which celebrated 20 years in business in 2018, also has a dedicated after-sales division, Cooper Handling Solutions, which specialises in engineering support.
Independently owned, Cooper offers total solutions in both solids and bulk handling. Its customised solutions comprise high quality, high value products and reliable service for businesses operating in the most challenging heavy handling environments, including ports, freight handling, inter-modal terminals, manufacturing and other heavy lifting industries.