How do you transport cranes from Shanghai to London? By boat, obviously.
There are five of them, up to 138m tall, built by ZPMC in Shanghai. They’re in the UK as part of the DP World London Gateway project, on the site of the former Shell Haven refinery at Stanford-le-Hope which closed in 1999 (map).
The project is aimed ostensibly at reducing the distance cargo has to travel by road or rail once reaching the UK by reducing the reliance on Felixstowe. Thames Pics has some more photos of their arrival and there’s a video report on BBC News.
via Olly Wainwright.