Northwest Seaport Alliance’s (NWSA) second set of super-post-Panamax cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries is arriving. Namely, they are expected to be in Puget Sound by March 5, on board the Zhen Hua 31.
The cranes were loaded to the ship’s frame for the trip across the Pacific Ocean and stand 295 feet tall at their apex. With the booms raised to their tallest position, they will stand 434 feet above the ship’s deck.
When they arrive at Husky Terminal, the cranes will be offloaded on rails to the dock, then commissioned over the next few months to be operational by late spring/early summer.
The NWSA had ordered a total of eight cranes. The first four cranes arrived in February 2018, while the other four cranes will arrive in early 2019.