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...]

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...]

Rotterdam Terminal Gets Three More Super Post Panamax Cranes

Another three super post panamax ship-to-shore cranes arrived Tuesday at the ECT Delta Terminal at the Maasvlakte industrial complex at the Port of Rotterdam. The remotely-operated cranes have a lifting height of 50 meters under the spreader and can reach across 24 containers wide, making them capable of handling even the world's largest containerships. The cranes were … [Read more...]

Offloading Giant Cranes from a Ship – Here’s How It’s Done [VIDEO]

The arrival of four new Super Post-Panamax container cranes at the Port of Houston had a lot of people wondering exactly how they are going to offload the cranes from the deck of the heavy lift ship to dock. Well, the answer is fairly simple: a combination of wheels, rails and pulling. Just think of a train on railroad tracks. The below video shows exactly how they do … [Read more...]

Port of Algeciras Gets Some Really, Really Big Cranes

This photo comes from Inchcape Shipping Services, which was recently hired to handle the arrival and offloading of 4 of the world’s largest ship-to-shore cranes at the port of Algeciras, located on the southern tip Spain along Strait of Gibraltar. The 100-meter tall cranes arrived fully assembled from China aboard the heavy lift ship Zhen Hua 25 and had to be unloaded at … [Read more...]