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NWSA awaits arrival of four mega-cranes from ZPMC as Terminal 5 project accelerates

NWSA awaits arrival of mega-cranes
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The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) will soon receive four ZPMC-built Super-Post Panamax cranes as its container handling expansion Terminal 5 project accelerates.

In a statement, the NWSA said the four cranes left the Port of Shanghai on their way to Terminal 5 in Seattle Harbor on 23 May 2021 on the Zhen Hua 36.

At 316 ft tall with a 240-foot outreach boom, the cranes will be among the largest on the West Coast and able to handle the biggest container vessels in the world, once Terminal 5 is completed in early 2022.

Credit: NWSA

Port of Seattle Commission President and NWSA Co-Chair Fred Felleman, said, “The voyage of the ZPMC cranes to the Puget Sound marks a major milestone for the completion of Terminal 5 and will provide a major lift toward making our gateway more competitive – bringing more cargo, jobs, and economic opportunity to our region.

“We look forward to tracking their progress across the Pacific.”

The construction of Terminal 5 will build on work the NWSA has already completed and help it meet rising demand for containerised goods.

Its March year-on-year traffic increased by 25%, with imports spiking by 66.5% due to heavy volume from China.

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