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Briggs Equipment delivers new Liebherr Crawler Crane to Peel Ports

12 March, 2021 by Tom Peace

A new Liebherr Crawler Crane has been delivered to The Port of Liverpool as part of the ongoing partnership between Briggs Equipment and Peel Ports Group (PPG).

The LTR 1220 crawler crane represents a significant investment by Peel Ports and will deliver key benefits to operations in their Heavy Lift area of the docks. Located on the busy Port at Liverpool, the docks require equipment that can perform with precision in this highly intense application. Liebherr were able to provide this solution.

The core function of the crane will involve handling their customers’ heavy cargo and the wide variety of goods that arrive each day. The crane’s comprehensive functionality, that includes outstanding lifting and handling capability, will enable Peel Ports to process goods more quickly and continue providing its customers with a reliable and competitive service.

Phil Hall, Port Director, Port of Liverpool said: “With their extensive experience, the highly-specialised heavy lift team can turn their hand to any number of unusual lifting operations. The niche offering complements a comprehensive, first class service at the Port of Liverpool, which supports the recent addition of new services and further growth.”

Tony Worrall, Briggs Equipment’s National Accounts Manager, commented: “This delivery of a new Liebherr crawler crane is an important milestone in our partnership with Peel Ports. At Briggs, we’re committed to supporting our customers’ requirements, evolving with them to accommodate the changing needs of their customers and ensuring that they can access appropriate equipment to maximise the performance of their operations.

“By completing this delivery of a cutting-edge crawler crane, we’ve also highlighted the Briggs capability to identify solutions for our customers that fall outside of the traditional materials handling product offering. No matter what our customers need to keep their business moving, we have the expertise and industry reputation to find the answer.

“We have worked closely with the PPG team to understand their operational needs and involved a manufacturer to meet these requirements, the Liebherr was the solution that ticks every box. The crane has been customised with their PPG colour scheme and will become one of the Port’s eye catching landmarks, the machine was built and commissioned at site and immediately fits seamlessly into their operation.”