Four of the world’s largest gantry cranes recently arrived at the Port du Havre, France as part of the ongoing efforts design to expand the capabilities of France’s leading container port for foreign trade to accommodate the world’s largest container ships.
The new gantries are scheduled to enter service in October adding to the 10 gantries already at Le Havre’s Port 2000 terminals. This addition is part of the overall expansion of the terminal facilities at the port. They also noted that land preparation and construction work on the quay at Stations 11 and 12 has begun. The new container terminal is expected to be operational in 2024.
At the same time, they are completing the study phase for the direct river access to Port 2000. The study is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Work is expected to start in 2022 on this phase of the expansion with commissioning at the end of 2023.
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