Multi-million investment at Grangemouth port

The Port of Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container facility, said it is ordering a new multi-million pound ship-to-shore crane from Liebherr as part of a major investment program to increase its handling capacity.

More than £6 billion worth of goods passes through Grangemouth each year including steel plate, timber, paper and equipment for the oil and gas industry.

Grangemouth’s Port Manager Derek Knox said: “The new Liebherr ship to shore crane is supporting our growth plans through investments in infrastructure and equipment at the Port of Grangemouth.

“We handle some of Scotland’s most valuable exports, such as fine foods and drinks, so it is important that we deliver fast turnaround times to maintain the vessel schedules and ensure their reliability to service the Scottish export market.”