New Southampton berth
The latest berth at the Port of Southampton has been officially opened.
The new 500 metre long quay, titled ‘SCT5’, cost £100 million to complete and is adapted to handle 18,000 teu post-Panamax size vessels. Four new Liebherr super post-Panamax cranes dot the length of the new berth, capable of reaching across ships 24 containers wide.
A final fifth crane has been re-located to a different area of the terminal in order to ensure the fastest turnaround times possible. While the new berth has a depth of 16 metres, dredging allowances mean that SCT5 can be further deepened, increasing the depth to 17 metres to accommodate future growth.