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Port Everglades Commissions New Super-Sized Cranes

[ April 7, 2021   //   ]

Community leaders joined the workforce at Broward County’s Port Everglades ton March 22 to commission three new Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes.
The new cranes are the largest of their kind in the world at 175-feet (53 meters) and valued at $13.8 million each. They are unique because of the Port’s proximity to the airport. Each crane has the ability to handle containers stacked eight high from a ship’s deck and reach 22 across. Port Everglades’ existing seven gantry cranes in the Southport area, where most of the containerized cargo operations occur, are only 151-feet high and limited to containers stacked six high and can reach 16 across.
“These cranes symbolize an historic transformation taking place at Port Everglades that is changing the landscape of our community. We are adding new cargo berths, deepening and widening our waterways, expanding our cargo and rail capacity all while paying close attention to the needs of our fragile environment,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director. “What is also special about this day, is the way that the community has turned out to support our investments at Port Everglades. The individuals cutting the ribbon to commission our new cranes represent a cross-section of our customer base, governmental leaders and the community where we live, work and play.”