Record first half for London Gateway as carriers avoid congested ports
Carriers seeking to avoid congestion across North European ports helped spur the UK’s London Gateway ...
Slightly incredibly, given the apparent state of the vessel, two massive cranes arrived safe and sound from China, via the Cape of Good Hope, to arrive at London Gateway.
They are destined for the third berth, which opens later this year, and will be followed by to further cranes, due to arrive in London next week.
At their highest point, the quay cranes stand at 138 metres (459ft), the same height as the London Eye. They weigh 2,000 tons and will be unloaded from the vessel onto DP World London Gateway’s quay wall using pulleys and winches at high tide. The process of moving these mega-structures safely onto the quay takes 45 minutes.
Once the third berth is open, the port will have 1,250 metres of quay wall.
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