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World’s largest crane vessel to head to Spain

The Sleipnir is scheduled to depart Singapore and head to Spain. According to its owner, the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) will take about 45 days to reach its journey, where it will be prepared for its first installation project in the Mediterranean.

PhilaPort prepares to accommodate surge in cargo

As the Port of Philadelphia’s $392 million Main Channel Deepening Project reaches completion and cargo volumes are surging, the port expects next month the first two of the four super post-Panamax cranes due at the Port’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.

Port of Virginia orders four "biggest of the big" cranes

The Port of Virginia signed a contract allowing for the purchase of four new ship-to-shore cranes, the largest of their kind in US, as part of the $320 million expansion of Virginia International Gateway, according to the port’s authority.

Port of Oakland raises its cranes at largest terminal

Port of Oakland announced that up to six 366-foot-tall cranes will soon be raised 27-feet higher, in order to make it easier to load and unload megaships with containers stacked high above deck. The project will begin this spring at its largest marine terminal.

Konecranes to deliver 4 Cantilever RMG cranes to Virginia Port

Konecranes will deliver four Cantilever Rail Mounted Gantry cranes to Virginia International Gateway (VIG) terminal as part of its expansion. The first two cranes will be delivered in the spring of 2018. The last two will be delivered in early 2019. The parties involved have agreed not to disclose the value of the contract.

Maersk Elba: the largest ship to call Haifa Port

Maersk Elba entered the Carmel Terminal on February 1, and was operated on by four STS cranes with an average productivity of 136 containers per ship hour. In order to prepare for the arrival of the Maersk Elba and similar subsequent vessels, five new cranes were built at the Carmel Terminal.

New panamax cranes arrive at Savannah Port

Four new Super Post Panamax ship-to-shore cranes arrived at Garden City Terminal Monday, bringing the Port of Savannah’s total to 26, more than any other terminal in the U.S. The enormous cranes can work the largest ships calling on the U.S. East Coast, reaching across vessels 22 containers wide.

Automated cranes to add productivity at APM Terminals

APM Terminals has announced orders for 12 remote-controlled Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and 32 Automated Rail-Mounted Gantry Cranes (ARMGs) to equip the new five million TEU APM Terminals MedPort Tangier facility now under construction at the Tanger-Med II port complex.

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