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Port of Everett Seaport Adds Lift Capacity

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 27, 2014


The Port of Everett Seaport is adding additional lift capacity to its operations in March 2015, with the purchase of a new, 150-ton GHMK 7608 mobile harbor crane.

The nearly $5.1 million investment, which was authorized by the Port Commission, will allow the Port of Everett to better accommodate its niche market of overdimensional cargoes, and provide opportunity to compete for new heavylift business.

“We are investing in our infrastructure and cargo handling equipment to continue with our reputation of safe and excellent service, quick and efficient turnaround times and huge lift capacity,” said Carl Wollebek, the Port of Everett’s Chief Operating Officer. “With the addition of the GHMK 7608 and the authorized investments to upgrade our current mobile harbor crane, we will continue to be the preferred port of call for the construction and energy industries.”

Working in tandem, the Port’s two mobile harbor cranes will have a 250MT capacity, making the Port of Everett the best choice for large cargo shipments on the Pacific West Coast. The Port Commission also authorized the purchase of three new, 45-ton Hyster Reachstackers. These reachstackers have the most environmentally-friendly Tier 4 engine on the market, which dovetails nicely with the Port’s green initiatives. Current cargo handling equipment, in addition to the mobile harbor crane, includes two, 40-ton gantry cranes, a 50-ton rail mounted gantry crane, a rail car pusher, three reachstackers and numerous forklifts and other
yard equipment.

"Terex Port Solutions is very pleased to continue our partnership with the Port of Everett evidenced by this most recent purchase of the Terex Gottwald GHMK7608 mobile harbor crane,” said Alan C. Garcia, Terex Regional Sales Manager, Southeast United States/Caribbean. “This will most certainly complement their current Terex Gottwald HMK280 and will give them the capability of providing tandem heavy lift services to their customers and help secure the Port of Everett's position as the premier breakbulk handling facility in the Pacific Northwest."

On the structural side, engineering work is underway to construct a 140-foot heavylift pad at the Port’s South Terminal facility. This heavylift pad, estimated to cost $2.5 million, will allow for both roll-on/roll-off cargo operations and mobile harbor crane operations at the South Terminal. This infrastructure investment, made possible with the grant support of Washington State, is out to bid and is scheduled to be complete in 2015.

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