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Cooper Specialised Handling, arguably the largest independent supplier of port equipment in the UK, has secured contracts with a total value of £6million with Associated British Ports (ABP) for the supply of five Mantsinen hydraulic cranes. The five contracts include an order for the 200M, the world’s largest hydraulic crane.

ABP is the UK’s leading port operator, with a unique network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales. In 2015 ABP and its customers handled 92 million tonnes of cargo ranging from bulks to containers and cars to coal. The new Mantsinen cranes will be deployed at five of ABP’s short sea operations across the UK.

In one of the largest tenders of its type in recent times, ABP specified one hydraulic crane for each of its Short Sea Ports regional sites in Ipswich, King’s Lynn,...

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