ZPMC gives Cranes a lift at APM LA Terminal
The tallest port crane in North America was recently raised to that height by ZPMC, which raised the crane 33 feet (10.08 meters) to prepare for Ultra-Large Container Vessels calling at APM Terminal’s Pier 400.
In a landmark project that kicked off July 1, 2016, ZPMC NA is upgrading 10 cranes for APM Pier 400 Terminal. When complete, the cranes will be able to service ships carrying up to 20,000 twenty-foot equivalent containers (TEUs). Prior to this crane raise, the largest vessels that could be serviced at the Port of Los Angeles were 13,000 TEUs. The scope of work also includes installing a new energy-efficient LED lighting system, forestay repairs, and repositioning of all 10 cranes.
“This project compliments our core business as the dedicated service and support team for the ZPMC brand in the USA. Our role is to create even more value for owners and operators of ZPMC equipment in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean,” said Jim Anastasio, President of ZPMC Crane Services, “But we are also in demand for projects like this, where we use our expertise to upgrade and modify installed equipment built by others for a variety of North American customers.”
Since forming in January of this year, ZPMC Crane Services, the ZPMC service company for the East Coast and Gulf Coast, has commissioned three new ZPMC-built STS cranes for the Port of Gulfport MS and two new cranes for Port Tampa Bay, FL. The company is also working on startup and commissioning for three new cranes in JAXPORT, FL and two at the Port of
“We are successfully completing projects on time and on budget for customers in both areas of our business,” says Anastasio. “I attribute that to the dedication and experience of our team as well as our continuing investment in state-of-the-art equipment.”