World's Largest Quay Cranes Set Sail for London

World's Largest Quay Cranes Set Sail for London

It has been reported that three extremely large quay cranes have left China and are currently in route to London. At almost 500 foot tall, they are taller than the London Eye and said to be the world's largest quay cranes. Each crane, manufactured by Zhenhua Port Machinery Company in Shanghai, has the ability to lift cargo from the largest of container ships.

“The size of the cranes future proofs the port, allowing London Gateway to handle the next generation of ultra-large container ships. These cranes are among the most advanced in the industry, assisting our operatives to deliver a reliable and consistently high level of productivity," says Tim Halhead, the operations director at the London Gateway. Many are hopeful that the arrival of the cranes will bring about substantial cost reductions to importers and exporters.

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