Super Cranes Arrive in Britain

Press Release
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Photo: ISS

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) was called on to act as agent for the arrival of the first giant cranes at the UK’s new global container port, DP World’s London Gateway.

As the largest quay cranes in Britain, bigger than the London Eye and weighing 2,000 tons each, ISS arranged the complex operation of easing the heavy-lift vessel operated by Shanghai Zhenhua Shipping Co, the Zhen Hua 26, onto the berth ready to start the delicate process of discharging the leviathans. This included coordinating pilots, tug assistance and a berthing party to moor the vessel alongside.

With the cranes arriving after a two month voyage from Shanghai and London Gateway the first port of call within the European Union, ISS was responsible for declaring the vessel and her precious cargo to the central European reporting system for customs clearance as well as the local UK inbound Customs reporting. ISS was also required to compile a report for the port health authorities certifying the ship’s sanitation condition and the crew’s medical status.

Manufactured by ZPMC the new cranes are the first in the UK to be able to lift four containers at once to speed up the unloading of the world’s largest ships when DP World’s US$1.5 billion London Gateway opens in September this year as a new deep-sea container port

Other work included making sure the Master was fully prepared for visits from customs, immigration, port health and ensuring all locally required documentation was in place including charts and publications. ISS is also now responsible for coordinating the shifting operations of the vessel so each of the cranes can be discharged at high tide to the strengthened section of quay as well as preparations for the vessel’s scheduled departure on Sunday 10th March after the three cranes have been discharged.

www.iss-shipping.com
 

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