Shoreham Port has officially received the keys to the latest addition to its development plans.
The new 212 tonne Sennebogen 880 Equilibrium material handling crane is all part of the port’s ambitious plans for the future and the important role it plays in the local economy. In particular, the crane will be used to support the development of a new 12-acre steel processing facility by ParkerSteel, which will create 280 new jobs.
Capable of lifting 38 tonnes, with a reach of 24 metres, the new Sennebogen crane will complement the new Demag Steelmaster cranes recently installed by ParkerSteel. The crane was brought over from Sennebogen’s manufacturing facility in Bavaria on 12 HGVs. Once on site, it took engineers seven days to build and commission.
Erich Sennebogen junior, Managing Director of the crane manufacturer, has travelled to Shoreham Port to officially handover the keys to the port’s Chief Executive, Rod Johnstone.
Rod Johnstone, said: "Shoreham Port handles approximately two million tonnes of aggregates, sawn timber, steel, oil, locally-grown cereals and scrap metal cargo each year.
"It was, therefore, vitally important for us that we chose a reliable, finely engineered crane that could handle increasingly large and heavy lifts and service the needs of the port’s customer base. Sennebogen has over 50 years’ experience and is at the forefront of design and development and we know that the new crane will support our operations efficiently for many years to come."
The port also operates a highly successful commercial and warehousing property portfolio enabling the employment of over 1,400 people by the port’s tenants.