Two new, giant mobile harbour cranes were delivered to the Port Elizabeth Container Terminal (PECT) last Thursday. The two new mobile cranes, which cost R160 million together, were delivered by the vessel Happy Dragon.
The Liebherr cranes will help to ease the pressure at the harbour after a crane was lost due to extreme winds, said Michelle Phillips, Transnet Port Terminal’s acting chief executive. “Having lost an entire crane due to gale force winds really set us back. The arrival of these two modern cranes will ensure that our promise to industry is realised”.
According to businessinsider.co.za, the cranes arrived at a critical time when the company’s terminals nationwide were prioritising the movement of much needed goods in the Eastern Cape.