New Super Post-Panamax Cranes Arrive at Port of Houston

The Port of Houston's Bayport Container Terminal welcomed this week the arrival of three new Super Post-Panamax cranes, highlighting of the port's $100 million investment in port upgrades to handle the increasingly larger ships calling at the port.  The three 270 foot-tall Neopanamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes are the first of two crane shipments Port Houston … [Read more...]

Port of Long Beach Crane Operators Set New Single-Shift Cargo Record

A pair of crane operators at the Port of Long Beach on the U.S. West Coast have set a new productivity record for moving the most cargo using a single crane during one eight-hour shift. The record was set on May 15 when two crane operators working the containership Gudrun Maersk at Total Terminals International's Pier T terminal moved a total of 564 containers using a single … [Read more...]

New Cranes Arrive at APM Terminals in Port of New York and New Jersey

APM Terminals' facility in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey has taken delivery of four giant ship-to-shore gantry cranes to help serve the ever-larger ships calling on the U.S. East Coast. The cranes, which arrived this week aboard a heavy lift ship from China, reach 23 containers across the vessel beam and are part of the facility’s USD $200 million infrastructure investment plan … [Read more...]

Largest STS Crane in North America Commissioned in Houston

  The Port of Houston Authority has commissioned the first of four new Super Post-Panamax STS cranes at its Barbours Cut Container Terminal. The four electric, semi-automated ship-to-shore cranes stand 30-stories high and are the largest ever constructed by Konecranes, and the largest period in North America. The Port of Houston Authority said the first … [Read more...]

WATCH: Three of the World’s Largest Cranes Arrive in Mexico

Three of the world’s largest ship-to-shore cranes have arrived onboard the heavy lift ship ZHEN HUA 26 at APM Terminals Lázaro Cárdenas (TEC2) located along the Pacific coast in Mexico. The 1.2 million annual TEU capacity, semi-automated deep-water facility is now in the final stages of construction and will be Mexico's second-largest container port when it begins … [Read more...]