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New supercranes to Gothenburg harbour

Published söndag 8 september 2013 kl 12.52
The world's biggest container ship arrives at Gothenburg harbour. It is 400 metres long and nearly 60 metres high. Photo: Helena Sällström SR/P4 Göteborg

Scandinavia's highest port cranes will be put together in Gothenburg harbour next autumn, and thereby increase the port's loading capacity for big vessels by 50 per cent, the news agency TT reports. The high cranes are faster and better at unloading the new generation of giant container ship.

The two new Super Post Panamax-cranes will join the existing eight cranes that are currently operating in the harbour. Two new railway cranes will also be installed, as well an additional railway track, to make six tracks in total.

The cranes are part of an 800 million kronor investment, which will span over the next four years. The container port is run by APM Terminals, and according to the company's CEO, Keld Pedersen, the investment meets the needs for the foreseeable future.

"We should have secured the next six, seven, maybe ten years," he tells TT.

The highest crane in Gothenburg harbour today is 41 metres.

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