On Sunday, May 23rd four ZPMC Super-Post Panamax Cranes departed Shanghai heading east to the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s (NWSA) Terminal 5 in the Seattle Harbor.
Traveling on vessel Zhen Hua 36, the cranes have an approximate 30-day voyage before settling in their new home at Terminal 5. SSA Marine, a partner in the Terminal 5 project, is the owner and future operator of the new ZPMC cranes.
Standing 316 feet tall with a 240-foot outreach boom, these cranes will be among the largest on the West Coast and able to handle the biggest container vessels operating in the world, once Terminal 5 is completed early next year.
“The voyage of the ZPMC cranes to the Puget Sound marks a major milestone for the completion of Terminal 5 and will provide a major lift toward making our gateway more competitive – bringing more cargo, jobs, and economic opportunity to our region,” said Port of Seattle Commission President and NWSA Co-Chair Fred Felleman. “We look forward to tracking their progress across the Pacific.”
Source: The Northwest Seaport Alliance