Long Beach Sets STS Crane Record


A video released by the Port of Long Beach shows that it is the first port in North America to use nine ship-to-shore cranes simultaneously to work a single ship.

The record was set on the 10,000-TEU Hanjin UK containership, with more than 2,000 achieved on an eight-hour shift.

Despite the recent tensions felt between the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association, Total Terminals International and the ILWU at the Port’s Pier T teamed up to achieve another milestone for the Port of Long Beach.

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Coordinating this type of operation took cooperation and full participation from both the terminal operator and the ILWU leadership and workforce.

(Source: Port of Long Beach / YouTube)

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