The three cranes will cost about US $30 million, might be the tallest ones in the US. In the meantime, according to the port the cranes will be the tallest in the west coast.
SSA Terminals, the operator of the Oakland International Container Terminal, ordered the cranes ZPMC, a Shanghai-based company.
Also, the port stated that the cranes could be as tall as 440 feet, with booms upraised.
They will arrive only partially assembled to assure clearance under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
They will have a lift height of 174 feet above the dock and will be able to reach 225 feet across a ship’s deck.
Furthermore, the new cranes will provide a rapid and easier operation to load and unload the cargoes.
Port of Oakland’s Port Maritime Director John Driscoll noted
This demonstrates the faith that business partners have in Oakland as a trade gateway. There’s no more visible sign of a port’s growth than installing larger ship-to-shore cranes.