VIDEO CLIP: Port Everglades obtains huge reduced account container cranes

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Low- account Super Post-Panamax container gantry cranes are the biggest of their kind on the planet. [Image: Port Everglades]

Bigger ships call for ports to have larger cranes to function them and also Port Everglades, Fla., has actually gotten 3 Super Post-Panamax container gantry cranes that are the biggest of their kind on the planet. The brand-new cranes become part of the port’s $3 billion 20-Year Master/Vision Plan Update, which will certainly include brand-new freight berths, broaden cruise ship and also power ability and also boost navigating networks to take care of bigger ships.

“The state-of-the-art cranes are pivotal to allowing our customers to grow their businesses in Broward County so that they can compete in the global marketplace,” claimed Port Everglades Chief Executive Officer and alsoPort Director Jonathan Daniels “The advantage is that the extended reach of the cranes enables customers to work larger ships and gain economies of scale, thus making Port Everglades more competitive.”

The 3 175-foot (53 meters) high Super Post-Panamax container gantry cranes, valued at $13.8 million each, have the capability to take care of containers piled 8 high from a ship’s deck and also get to 22 containers throughout the ship’s deck. Port Everglades’ existing 7 gantry cranes in the Southport location, where a lot of its containerized freight procedures happen, are just 151-feet high and also minimal to containers piled 6 high and also can get to throughout 16 containers.


Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co,Ltd Inc. (ZPMC) developed and also produced the cranes as unique “low-profile” versions that prolong out instead of approximately stay clear of the trip course of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), which is much less than 2 miles away. They are apparently the biggest inconspicuous container gantry cranes ever before developed and also developed. Port Everglades has an alternative to purchase 3 even more of the exact same cranes.

In enhancement to buying the brand-new cranes, the 7 existing inconspicuous Post-Panamax gantry cranes in Southport will certainly be updated to a lift ability of 65 lots from the existing 46.5 lots that will certainly include the capacity to carry out twin-picks (raising 2 containers each time).

All the cranes are being fitted with lights that lowers the influence on nesting sea turtles by utilizing reduced light degrees and also restricts the quantity of light that spreads out on the ground.

The brand-new cranes become part of the biggest development task in the Port’s background, that includes extending the Southport Turning Notch from 900 feet (274 meters) to 2,400 feet (731.5 meters) to enable approximately 5 brand-new freight berths which will certainly include regarding 730,000 TEUs (the market’s typical quantity dimension of 20-foot comparable systems) to the Port’s ability. Construction for the $471 million task is recurring and also anticipated to be full by late 2022. The Southport Turning Notch Extension task is expected to sustain an approximated 3,045 building and construction tasks and also 5,529 straight, stimulated and also indirect local/regional, according to a research study generated by country wide identified maritime research study company Martin Associates.

Port Everglades is likewise collaborating with the UNITED STATE Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen the Port’s navigating networks from 42 feet to 48-50 feet and also to expand narrower areas of the network for secure vessel flow.

Crane Specifications:

  • Reach & & Lift: 22 containers large, 8 containers high up on deck
  • Backreach: 35 feet/10.6 meters with boom completely expanded
  • Capacity: 65 LT/66 MT (lengthy lots = 2,240 extra pounds)
  • Commissioning day for all 3 cranes: First quarter 2021

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