Four Super-Post-Panamax Cranes Arrive at Port of Savannah

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Four new super post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes navigate the Savannah River channel on their way to the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal on Wednesday, June 5. (Russ Bryant/Georgia Ports Authority)

Four massive new ship-to-shore cranes arrived at Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal today, bringing the total number of electric-powered container cranes to 25 – the most of any single terminal in the U.S.

“These new super-post Panamax cranes further enhance the cargo handling efficiency at the fourth-busiest container terminal in the nation,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “Combined with the largest single container terminal in North America and two Class I railroads on site, these cranes will make the customer experience even smoother.”

Designed by Konecranes of Finland and assembled in Nantong, China, these enormous cranes can reach across vessels 22 containers wide and lift cargo weighing up to 65 long tons to a height of 136 feet above the dock. Each crane weighs 1,388 tons and measures 433 feet wide and 185 feet tall.

“Like our other cranes, these machines will generate their own power for 18 minutes out of every hour of operation by capturing energy while lowering containers,” Foltz said.

Of the GPA’s current fleet of cranes, nine are post-Panamax (accommodating the largest vessels capable of transiting the Panama Canal) and 16 are super post-Panamax (for vessels too large to transit Panama). The cranes operate over a dock featuring 9,700 feet of contiguous berth space.

The arrival of the new super post-Panamax cranes fulfills an order the GPA placed with Konecranes in 2011. The crane purchase, along with the planned Savannah Harbor deepening, anticipates a move in the world fleet toward larger ships.

Port officials said the improvements to the Port of Savannah’s crane fleet demonstrate the GPA’s commitment to expand capacity, provide more opportunities for growth and greater flexibility to meet customer needs.

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  • In a news conference, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz, center,  joined by Ricky DeLoach, left, president of Local #1475 Clerks and Checkers Union, and Willie Seymore, president of Local #1414 Longshoremen's Union, both affiliates of the International Longshoremen's Association.

    In a news conference, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz, center, joined by Ricky DeLoach, left, president of Local #1475 Clerks and Checkers Union, and Willie Seymore, president of Local #1414 Longshoremen's Union, both affiliates of the International Longshoremen's Association.

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