Above: The new £2.3m Mantsinen 120M crane ABP's Port of Newport
Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested £2.3 million in a new energy efficient crane to benefit customers at the Port of Newport.
The new machine, a Mantsinen 120M materials handler, utilises the latest technology and is fitted with a HybriLift energy storage system that will decrease energy consumption by 35%.
ABP’s Port of Newport handles a wide mix of cargo for its customers, including steel, forest products, and bulk materials for the agricultural sector. The Mantsinen 120M is a perfect handling solution for Newport as it can easily be fitted with different attachments to safely handle these commodities.
Andrew Harston, Regional Director, ABP Wales & Short Sea Ports, said: “The Port of Newport plays a major role in supporting international trade. Our operations support a diverse range of customers and commodities and we are constantly evolving to accommodate dynamic market trends. The purchase of this adaptable and energy efficient crane will help us enhance the services we provide to our current and future port customers.
The Port of Newport is Wales’ leading general cargo port and the second largest conventional steel port in the UK.
The crane was purchased through Cooper Specialised Handling who are an exclusive UK distributor of Mantsinen hydraulic cranes.
ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator with 21 ports and other transport related businesses creating a unique national network capable of handling a vast array of cargo.
The company contributes £7.5 billion to the UK economy every year and supports 119,000 jobs. Our current investment programme promises to further increase our contribution to regional economies around the UK.
- Handles over 1.5 million vehicles every year
- Generates around one quarter of the UK’s rail freight
- Has 1.4 million square metres of covered storage
- Has 1,000 hectares of open storage
- Handles around 90 million tonnes of cargo each year
- Owns 5,000 hectares of port estate
- Has 87km of quay
Our five-year investment programme across the group is worth £1 billion. Our investment is designed to respond to the needs of our customers whose business relies on our ports for access to international and, in some cases, domestic markets.