Zim Integrated Shipping Service’s special cargo team has handled a shipment of a 100-ton, 92-foot-long yacht, shipped on board the Zim Ontario from Asia to Port of Savannah.
The Savannah Giant, a new barge crane delivered to the Georgia port in August, was used for the first time during the discharge operation. The crane was stationed alongside the Zim Ontario to make the lift from the vessel. After the yacht was taken off the ship, it was transported in the cradle from Garden City Terminal down river to Ocean Terminal.
The yacht, estimated at $8 million, was built by Alexander Yacht builders of Kaohsiung and is destined for the Miami Boat show.
“The Savannah Giant is a valuable addition to our offerings at the Port of Savannah, with a capacity of up to 500 short tons,” said Curtis Foltz, Georgia Ports Authority’s executive director, in a written statement. “Not only can it offload these enormous cargoes, but as seen in the recent yacht lift, our new barge crane can move super-heavy loads between terminals.”
The new barge crane is part of the port’s $186 million capital improvement plan for 2013 and 2014.