Multimodal 2018StemmMULTIMODAL 2019Vigan Engineering S.ATMS Awards 2016 winnersPort of Stockton
  • TMS Tanker Conference 2018
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Telestack
  • MULTIMODAL 2019
  • Multimodal 2018
  • TBA - Software Solutions & Services for ports, terminals & warehouses

Port of Ayr's new crane improves operations

(Posted on 30/03/18)

ABP’s Port of Ayr has announced the delivery of a new state-of-the-art Liebherr Materials Handler crane, which will help improve operations and optimise the speed of cargo-handling.

Becoming the first port in the UK to purchase this brand new model, the Port of Ayr has benefited from ABP’s wider commitment to promoting business growth in its Scottish ports.

The new crane, representing a £800,000 investment, brings the total figure invested in ABP’s Scottish Ports to over £2 million in the last 12 months.

With a lifting capacity of 8.1 tonnes at a reach of 23.8m the new machine will help the Port of Ayr deliver industry-leading vessel discharge rates for local importers whilst at the same time improving both fuel efficiency of up to 30% and lowering vehicle emissions.

Commenting on the arrival of the bespoke new machine ABP’s Port Manager Stuart Cresswell, said: “The Port of Ayr has an enviable reputation of being one of the UK quickest ports for cargo discharge, which saves our customers a lot of money.

"Locally, it is easy to forget that Ayrshire is a fairly remote community in the UK context so the link that the port provides in reducing transportation cost for our customers and connecting them to the rest of the UK and Europe is hugely important.

"Especially in the current economic climate, which is seeing a rise in the cost of diesel and road haulage, the growth prospects for ports appear bright, as they offer a cost effective alternative to moving goods by road.”

Latest News

Vancouver USA approves strategic plan

(Posted on 14/09/18)

The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners have unanimously approved the port’s 2018 Strategic... Read more


Pilbara’s new record

(Posted on 14/09/18)

Pilbara Ports Authority has announced another shipping record as part of its August 2018 shipping figures... Read more


Leading ports combine in climate action

(Posted on 14/09/18)

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has announced the launch of the World Ports Climate Action Programme... Read more


BPA welcomes ‘no deal’ proposals

(Posted on 14/09/18)

The British Ports Association has welcomed new Government proposals to help ensure maritime vessels... Read more


Euroports major Investment ready for new sugar season

(Posted on 11/09/18)

Euroports and Antwerp Port representatives, along with their clients, have officially inaugurated the... Read more


PD Ports’ partnership with Seacon

(Posted on 11/09/18)

PD Ports has formed a partnership with Seacon (SG), a UK port-based terminal operator, freight forwarder... Read more


Latvia growing via German ports

(Posted on 11/09/18)

In the first quarter of 2018, Latvia recorded the strongest real growth among European states. The seasonally... Read more


Haropa success in strategic trades

(Posted on 11/09/18)

In a context in which HAROPA seaborne traffic globally remains stable, at 45.8 M tonnes, the first six... Read more


Long Beach emissions fall even as cargo rises

(Posted on 03/09/18)

The Port of Long Beach is continuing to outperform 2023 clean air goals for diesel particles and sulphur... Read more


CN recognises customers and supply chain partners for sustainability

(Posted on 03/09/18)

The CN EcoConnexions Partnership Programme celebrates companies that pledge to work to reduce their... Read more


TBA - Software Solutions & Services for ports, terminals & warehousesTOC EventsCimbria Bulk Equipment A/STMS Tanker Conference 2018OvetBühler GmbH
  • TOC Events
  • Docksolid
  • Vigan Engineering S.A

Subscribe to our newsletter

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