How Many Cranes Does It Take to Unload a Giant Boxship at Port Klang?

Photo: CMA CGM
Photo: CMA CGM

During CMA CGM Kerguelen’s maiden call at Port Klang Port Terminal in Malaysia, the terminal set up a unique arrangement of cranes to match the length of 398-meter vessel.

So exactly how many cranes did it take to unload the vessel? Twelve. Twelve cranes were used simultaneously to unload the ship, which according to CMA CGM is a company record.

Photo: CMA CGM
CMA CGM Kerguelen at Port Klang. Photo: CMA CGM

CMA CGM Kerguelen was delivered to CMA CGM on March 21, 2015. With a TEU capacity of 17,722 TEU, the vessel is group’s largest containership to date. The ship is the first in a series of 6 vessels of the same size that will be delivered in 2015.

Photo: CMA CGM
Photo: CMA CGM
Photo CMA CGM
Photo CMA CGM