Port of Leith has recently added two Liebherr loaders to
its modern fleet of materials handlers, specifically to load and stockpile large
volumes of biomass bulk products.
Leith (Edinburgh) is the largest enclosed deepwater port in Scotland and is a modern,
efficient maritime facility for cruise liners and, because of its ideal location
and configuration, is a major cargo handling centre with easy access to
Leith has a long association with grain and bulk
animal feeds, cereals for the milling of flour and distillation of whisky and
Materials handling is a vital part of the operations, in
order to ensure the smooth flow of a wide variety of bulk cargos whilst
maintaining the integrity, cleanliness and quality of each
Port of Leith has recently added
two Liebherr L 5562plus2 wheeled loaders to its modern
fleet of materials handlers, specifically to load and stockpile large volumes of
biomass bulk products.
The Liebherr L 5562plus2 is an articulated,
hydrostatically driven wheeled loader in the 17 tonnes class, with a tipping
load of 13,140kg. Power is supplied by a Liebherr engine which develops 140kW
and the high-tip bucket capacity is 5.0m³.
Goods include wheat, soy,
sugar beet pellets, oil seed rape, aggregates, maize and sunflower seeds - all
of which are subjected to a rigorous quality assurance system and constant
monitoring during storage and handling.
Animal feed is usually discharged at North Side Imperial Dock
which is served by five quayside cranes, supported by high capacity hoppers to
ensure discharge efficiency and minimal cargo loss during unloading; additional
grab cranage of smaller shipments is located on the South Side Imperial
The discharged feed is transported to modern custom-built flat
storage with a covered area totalling 14,000m² and which is conveniently close
to the unloading berths.
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