TMS Awards 2023Sailors SocietyViganTelestackVan AalstCimbria
  • Geneva Dry
  • TBA Group
  • Port of Stockton
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Van Aalst
  • Sailors Society

New electric cranes at Tees Dock offer sustainability boost

New electric cranes at Tees Dock offer sustainability boost

(Posted on 16/05/23)

Two new electric harbour cranes, representing an £8.6 million investment, are the latest arrivals at Tees Dock in the UK as port operator and owner PD Ports continues to demonstrate its commitment to driving sustainability.

The Liebherr cranes, which tower at an impressive 83m with the boom fully raised, and improve handling capacities from 100 to 140 tonnes, are electric-hydraulic powered and offer a more environmentally conscious and efficient solution for loading and discharging a range of bulk commodities.

The state-of-the-art equipment also represents the latest in a string of investments made to support growing demand as global customers continue to recognise Teesport as a hub for bulk commodities following the unveiling of the £12 million Teesport Bulks Terminal in 2020.

Frans Calje, CEO at PD Ports, explained how the mobile harbour cranes are another significant step forward as the port operator aims for carbon neutrality.

“I am delighted to see the new cranes in operation at Tees Dock,” said Frans. “As a business, we are committed to driving positive change and building a more sustainable future; this investment signifies that whilst also ensuring we can uphold the highest operating standards.

“We recognise our responsibility to ourselves, our communities and our customers to reduce environmental impact which is why we have set such ambitious decarbonisation targets – targets that we are well on track to exceed.

“The incorporation of this equipment, coupled with our already attractive facilities at Tees Dock, ensure that PD Ports remains at the forefront of service excellence and delivery.”

Thanks to collective efforts over recent years, and the hard work of our people, coupled with a range of initiatives including the procurement of electric vehicles, conversion of existing equipment and the introduction of low and zero emission energy sources, PD Ports’ CO2 emissions are already back to levels last seen in 2000.

The company is now also on track to be carbon neutral by 2027, supporting its ambitions to become the UK’s most sustainable port operator.

Latest News

Cargo transhipment in North Sea Port remains stable

(Posted on 16/07/24)

Over the first six months of this year, the companies in North Sea Port recorded a volume of 33.4 million... Read more


Rotterdam to support redevelopment of Curaçao industrial zone

(Posted on 12/07/24)

Port of Rotterdam Authority will contribute to the redevelopment of the lands owned by the state-owned... Read more


ABP boosts marine capability through pilot launch upgrades

(Posted on 12/07/24)

Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s largest and leading ports operator, has announced an... Read more


ABP Humber welcomes Laura Wood as new Head of Commercial

(Posted on 04/07/24)

As Head of Commercial, Laura will head up the team responsible for Associated British Port’s wide... Read more


Cooperation on multiple port projects in Bangladesh

(Posted on 28/06/24)

Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s leading facilitators of global trade, logistics, and industry, and... Read more


Sastry: Africa’s mining industry offers high margins and long-term contracts

(Posted on 20/06/24)

Speaking at this year’s Drycon conference in Mumbai, Capt. Pappu Sastry, CEO of Adhira Shipping... Read more


Tunley Environmental announces ambitious transatlantic expansion plans

(Posted on 19/06/24)

Sustainability consultancy Tunley Environmental is announcing ambitious transatlantic expansion plans... Read more


Duluth earns favourable marks in Green Marine environmental rating

(Posted on 14/06/24)

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority and its terminal operations on Rice’s Point ranked among the... Read more


Humber Freeport makes new home in historic trade centre

(Posted on 07/06/24)

Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced that the Humber Freeport Company has located its headquarters... Read more


Partnership for Lake Ontario short sea shipping corridor with USA

(Posted on 07/06/24)

The Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports) has announced an agreement with an affiliate of Beowulf... Read more


Geneva DryPort of StocktonBühler GmbHTBA GroupPort of South Louisiana
  • Cimbria
  • Port of South Louisiana

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping