The newly-launched machine, Mantsinen 120M, is equipped with the latest technology and is fitted with a HybriLift energy storage system that will decrease energy consumption by 35%.

Given that the port of Newport handles a variety of cargo for its customers, such as steel, forest products, and bulk materials for the agricultural sector, the technology will enable the port to better handle its cargoes, due to the system's ease on being fitted with different attachments to safely handle these commodities.

Moreover, the crane was bought by Cooper Specialised Handling who are an exclusive UK distributor of Mantsinen hydraulic cranes.

Andrew Harston, Regional Director, ABP Wales & Short Sea Ports commented that the adaptable and energy efficiency crane will assist the port to improve its services for the current and future customers.

The Port of Newport plays a major role in supporting international trade. Our operations support a diverse range of customers and commodities and we are constantly evolving to accommodate dynamic market trends

... Harston added.

Recently, ABP called all British technology companies to overcome any operational challenges in the shipping industry and focus on bringing innovation and digitalization on the table, to be able to deal with operations, while also boost efficiency.