PortMiami in Expansion Mode (USA)
On July 10, 2013, the four new Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes leaved Changxing Island ZPMC Fabrication base on the Zhen Hua 13, and after a 60-day sea voyage, the new cranes arrived in Miami yesterday.
They will be located between cranes 8 and 11 to work on wharves 2, 3 & 4.
“The arrival of four additional Super Post-Panamax cranes is an important milestone for our Port,” said PortMiami Director Bill Johnson.
New equipment will also play an important role in preparing PortMiami for the expected doubling of container cargo traffic.
The new cranes are among $2 billion in capital improvements currently underway at PortMiami.
Other on-going infrastructure projects include the deepening of the port’s main channel to -50 feet, new on-dock rail and the completion of the port tunnel that will allow PortMiami to welcome a new generation of larger container vessels.
Dredging Today Staff, October 8, 2013; Image: cranemgt