DP World receives new automated stacking cranes at London Gateway
DP World received four new automated stacking cranes (ASCs) at London Gateway, as it continues to invest in port infrastructure to support the UK’s supply chain.
The latest investment, totalling GB£56 million (US$69 million), coincides with the celebration of London Gateway's tenth anniversary.
The new cranes will move containers from the port yard onto lorries bound for consumer markets across the country. They will service the GB£350 million (US$430 million) all-electric new fourth berth – the first of its kind in the world – which will boost capacity at the logistics hub by a third when it opens next year.
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Ahsan Agha, vice president of Port Operations at DP World London Gateway, said, "The arrival of the ASCs marks an exciting moment for London Gateway and DP World in the UK, as we continue to develop our unique end-to-end offering, moving goods seamlessly from the factory floor to the customer door."
The ASCs were supplied by Finnish manufacturer Konecranes, while specialist software is being developed to integrate the new cranes with the existing crane fleet to ensure high levels of productivity and a seamless experience for customers.