The project took three hours and involved the crane being taken off its rails and moved 250m down the quayside. The crane was then rotated by SPMT wheels and, after a further three cranes had also been repositioned by the Port of Tilbury, moved back another 45m. ALE performed the job using 24 axle lines of SPMT.

ALE’s Carl Hodges said: "Throughout the move, we maintained a close relationship with the Port of Tilbury and Suffolk Welding. This meant that we were able to design and engineer the best solution, utilising our SPMTs, beams and securing equipment for the safe and efficient relocation of the crane.

"This solution provided the Port of Tilbury with minimal downtime within the container terminal operations and demonstrates our commitment in providing excellent engineering and professional operations for the safe movement of heavy loads."

David Housden, head of engineering and procurement for the Port of Tilbury London Limited, said: "The Port was really pleased with ALE’s performance and I wanted to praise the efforts of the team involved in the successful reordering of our cranes at 41-43 Berth, Port of Tilbury. The whole project was meticulously planned and well executed, with the operation proceeding without issue."