Four new super-post-Panamax, ship-to-shore cranes today arrived at Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal at the Port of Savannah.
The cranes, designed by Konecranes in Finland and assembled in Nantong, China, can reach across vessels 22 containers wide and lift cargo weighing up to 65 long tons to a height of 136 feet above the dock. Each crane weights 1,388 tons and measures 433 feet wide and 185 feet tall.
Of the 25 electric-powered container cranes at the terminal, nine are post-Panamax and 16 are super-post-Panamax. The arrival of the new cranes fills an order the GPA placed with Konecranes in 2011.
“These improvements to our landside infrastructure will complement the planned harbor deepening to ensure Savannah’s premier status in moving U.S. exports to the global marketplace,” said Robert Jepson, GPA’s board chairman, in a written statement.