Southampton docks gets a new crane (8 images)

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DP World Southampton has two new quay cranes that can handle the world’s largest vessels and generate their own electricity.

The two brand new giant quay cranes are the biggest in the UK at 129.8 metres high, which is almost as tall as the London Eye. The cranes weigh 1,500 tonnes each.

Each crane is capable of generating its own electricity when the container boxes they lift are lowered to the ground from ships. This energy helps power the cranes and any...
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