Cavotec reels on world’s largest quay cranes

The world’s largest container cranes are steadily making their way from China to the UK’s new logistics hub on the banks of the Thames Estuary: DP World’s London Gateway.

These 138-metre giants are built by one of our long-standing OEM customers, ZPMC, and are fitted with our electrical power and spreader cable reels.

Cavotec motorised cable reels power cranes at ports worldwide

Speaking to Port Technology International, London Gateway Operations Director, Tim Halhead, says that the cranes will enable London Gateway to handle the next generation of ultra-large container ships.

The cranes are designed to load and unload container ships that are up to 25 container rows wide – greater than the world’s largest container vessels currently in service.

In addition to ZPMC, we develop similar systems with OEMs such as Hyundai, Mitsui, Hyundai Samho and TCM for ports across Asia, the US, the Middle East and Europe.

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