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13th September 2021 - Press Release

Two new Liebherr cranes arrive to enhance Dover Cargo's fast, efficient and expert operation



Two new Liebherr Harbour cranes have arrived in the Port of Dover's state of the art, multi-purpose cargo terminal. They strengthen the excellent collection of facilities that enable the Port to successfully handle and distribute every range of cargo using the world's busiest shipping lane.

The larger of the two is an LHM 550 Mobile Harbour crane, capable of lifting 104 tonnes and with a maximum outreach of 54 metres. The second unit, an LHM 280 Mobile Harbour crane can lift 84 tonnes with an outreach of 40 metres, meaning they can handle steel, breakbulk, containers, palletised fruit and more. The hydrostatic drive concept in connection with the closed hydraulic circuits guarantees immediate release reaction times for rapid and safe working.

Karen Hayes, Commercial and Divisional Manager at Port of Dover Cargo said:

“Our strategic location with fast, dedicated and direct access to the wider UK and Europe will forever make our operation unrivalled. We are delighted that the exceptional facilities available in our brand-new terminal provide customers with another reason to choose Dover as the best place to handle their cargo. 

Since our new terminal in the Western Docks opened just over a year and a half ago, our business has flourished. We have continued to adapt to the latest technologies and techniques, enabling the team to process every range of cargo in the industry and expand our customer base even further.”

In March of this year, Soreidom & Caribbean Line become the Port’s first scheduled breakbulk customer. This followed on from the terminal becoming fully temperature controlled at the end of 2020 and the Port processing bulk aggregate for the first time with Aggregate Industries (AI) visit to Dover in May 2020. Duferco’s SVS Vega marked the Port’s debut steel rebar call at the end of 2019.

Port of Dover Cargo Ltd also has HACCP certification, the 360 Quality Code and organic accreditation from the Organic Food Federation and full AEO status (Authorised Economic Operator) in customs and security.

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