Two Super Post-Panamax cranes have arrived at Terminal 5
Friday evening Nov. 17 saw the arrival of two, new ZPMC Super Post-Panamax cranes to the North Harbor marking a significant milestone in Phase Two of the Terminal 5 Modernization Project. SSA Terminals (Seattle Terminals), LLC (“SSAT/ST”), a joint venture between SSA Marine, Matson, Inc. and Terminal Investment Ltd., and The Northwest Seaport Alliance said in a press release.
After spending several weeks traveling from Shanghai to Seattle, the cranes are being offloaded and installed on November 18.
SSAT/ST is the owner and future operator of the cranes, which will join the four existing Super Post-Panamax cranes currently operating at Terminal 5.
Standing 316 feet tall with a 240-foot outreach boom, the cranes are among the largest along the U.S. West Coast. Each crane can handle vessels with containers stacked 10 high and 25 wide on deck, providing increased capacity and job opportunities for the region. In addition to the two new Super Post-Panamax cranes, SSAT/ST will also be unloading three ZPMC hybrid rubber tire gantry (“RTG”) cranes from the vessel at Terminal 5.
RTG cranes manage, move, and deliver container cargo at marine terminals and these hybrid RTGs will mark one of the first investments in hybrid cargo handling equipment in the NWSA gateway.
The Zhen Hua 27 vessel traveled through Puget Sound and was visible from multiple viewpoints across the area.