Four Super Post-Panamax Cranes Arrive at Savannah

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced the arrival of four new Super Post-Panamax cranes at the Port of Savannah. The cranes traveled aboard the Dockwise Swift for a total distance of approximately 15,000 nautical miles to the GPA’s Garden City Terminal.

Fully assembled, the cranes are approximately 480 ft. long, weigh 1,369 tons and rise 367 ft. above the water with a 34-degree incline. Modern and environmentally friendly, the four new cranes are the largest of their kind in the world, with the capability of handling super post-Panamax vessels the size of 22 containers wide. The cranes will be electrified and will eliminate the use of approximately 500,000 gallons of diesel, the emission of 690 tons of nitrogen oxide, four tons of particulate matter and 12 tons of hydrocarbons every year.

The cranes, designed in Finland and fabricated in China, were ordered two years ago from Konecranes VLC. The cranes will continue to support the fastest growing port in the U.S., as well as enhance GPA’s 2015 growth strategy. By 2015, the throughput capacity at GPA’s Garden City Terminal is projected at 6.5 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), an increase of more than twice today’s capacity.

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