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The UK’s leading port operator is set to grow its business in Liverpool after installing the world’s largest hydraulic crane on the north bank of the River Mersey.

Associated British Ports (ABP) expects to increase productivity at the Port of Garston since the new crane’s reach and capacity will enable the facility to handle a more diverse range of cargo and achieve faster turnaround times.

The decision to add a Mantsinen 200M crane to its equipment fleet reinforces ABP’s commitment to invest in the port, which is now able to handle any vessel that can pass through the on-site lock.

The Port of Garston crane is one of five new equipment contracts, with a total value of £6million, signed by ABP and Cooper Specialised Handling, the UK’s largest independent provider of port equipment and cargo...

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