He said a member of staff at Felixstowe Port agreed that the scheme will not go ahead.
Alan added: “I was told the reason it will not go ahead is because they have done a feasibility study on the crane and it will cost a fortune to dredge the area.
“They would have to re-dredge it all the time and therefore it does not become feasible.”
He claims a feasibility study was taken about restoring the gantry crane which would cost £2million, but figures on the cost of dredging were not revealed.
A Hutchison Ports spokesman has denied the project will not go ahead.
He added: “There are no changes to the project.”
Harwich Town Council agreed to write a letter to Hutchison Ports for confirmation the project will still be going ahead.