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Port of Oakland to get three giant cranes in fall

[ June 19, 2020   //   ]

Three cranes able to load the world’s largest container ships will soon be headed to the Port of Oakland. Shanghai-based manufacturer ZPMC said that construction of the ship-to-shore behemoths is nearing completion in China.
The cranes are due at Oakland International Container Terminal Sept. 14, according to terminal operator SSA Terminals. At 300-feet-high, it’s believed they’d be the tallest in North America when they commence operations in January.
“As ships keep getting bigger, SSA and ZPMC continue to help us keep ahead of the industry,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan. “We’re very excited and grateful for the partnership.”
ZPMC and SSA updated maritime executives on the new cranes this week at a meeting of the Propeller Club. Here are the vital statistics:
• The cranes can lift containers 174 feet above the dock, enabling them to stack boxes 12-high on ships.
• They can reach 125 feet across a ship’s deck, spanning 24 rows of containers.
• They’ll be delivered by ship and require five days to be transferred from vessel to dock