A FIFTH crane has been added to Shoreham Port’s fleet, to help deal with the increase in cargo imports.
The special Sennebogen 880 Classic is a high specification crane, designed to perform a number of complicated tasks. With a lifting capacity of 35.8 tons, the crane will be used to handle cargoes including timber, steel and biomass.
It joins the two Sennebogen 870 Mobiles with 24.2 ton lift capacity, an 880 EQ with 38.3 ton lift capacity and 880 Classic with 33.1 ton lift capacity.
Shoreham Port has been working with E.H. Hassell and Sons and Sennebogen for the supply of the new crane, as well as Santander on asset financing for the machine.
Alan Motterham, commercial/operations director said: “We would like to thank E.H. Hassell and Sons, the UK distributor for Sennebogen cranes, for their professionalism during the purchase, Sennebogen cranes themselves for providing us with a fantastic crane designed exactly to our specification and delivered on time to the day, and finally Santander, for their assistance in financing the purchase of the crane.
“As you can see, from just passing the port from the A259, our terminals are all fully stocked and we are utilising every bit of space available. The delivery of the crane will enable our team to perform safe and efficient loading and discharging of cargo, ensuring that our customers have a quick turnaround time at Shoreham.”
Ian Hassell, managing director at E.H. Hassell, said the company was proud of its ten-year relationship with Shoreham Port.
“The supply of this new machine is further proof that we provide Shoreham Port with the perfect solution for their special requirements and application, helping to support their continued growth,” he added.
David Pearce, relationship director at Santander, said the bank was delighted to support the port’s purchase and said the crane would help ensure it maintained high levels of service to its customers.
“Shoreham Port is at the heart of the surrounding community and is a key driver of the local economy,” he added.