New order of giant cranes on order for Port of Oakland’s main cargo terminal
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor | February 19, 2019
In anticipation of handling a new generation of mega-container vessels, the Port of Oakland’s largest terminal plans to install three 300-foot-tall gantry cranes late next year.
SSA Terminals, the operator of Oakland International Container Terminal, ordered the cranes from Shanghai-based ZPMC, noting that it expects the cranes to be delivered in 18 months.
The cranes, which could be 440-feet tall with booms upraised, would be delivered by project cargo vessels from China. They’d arrive only partially assembled to assure clearance under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
According to SSA, its new cranes would have a lift height of 174 feet above the dock. They would be able to reach 225 feet across a ship’s deck. The terminal operator said its new workhorses would make it quicker and easier to get containers on and off vessels calling Oakland.
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